I am going Google Chrome, on Windows XP. Sometimes it crashed, and I want to know where the crash dump is located, just for fun.


There is no longer an 'under the hood' option anymore and hence the above answer is obsolete and no longer of any use. With a newer version of chrome you need to enable crash logs by going to

  1. settings/privacy
  2. enabling: Automatically send usage statistics and crash reports to Google.
  3. After that you can check your crash logs here: chrome://crashes/
  • Correct answer here and was a great help. Thank you Ryan. – Mr Griever Oct 18 '13 at 20:28
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    in chrome://crashes there is only a list, not the crash dump... how to read these? – davidhq Oct 8 '14 at 14:59
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    The last dump files themselves are stored under %HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Crashpad\reports, you don't even need to enable reporting... – toster-cx Jun 9 '17 at 18:21

As far as I know you cannot see crash dumps / logs unless you've started chrome with the

--enable-logging --v=1 (in Linux)

flag. Otherwise the only thing you see will be the crashID.

Please refer to this page for more information regarding chrome and debuging/logging.


Though I'd be a happy person if someone proved me wrong and showed a way for retrieving a crashdump / log based on crashID ( f5bf0cf6f184b9d2 )


You can get the dmp file and analyze it following these directions: http://www.chromium.org/developers/decoding-crash-dumps

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    Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Mokubai Jul 20 '15 at 21:15

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