Mysterious file on my dedicated pagefile drive (flash)

My Windows 7 pagefile resides on a flash drive connected via IDE ... formatted FAT32.

While I was defragging this drive, I noticed it was sloooowly moving a 391MB file called DUMP3ed3.tmp

I Googled said file and came up w/ no info.

The only file that should be on this dedicated drive is the Pagefile.sys ..... Am I right?

Just thought someone might know what this DUMP3ed3.tmp file is.

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  1. Sounds to me like it could be a crash dump. It should be perfectly safe to delete.
  2. Sorry if this is a silly question, but why would a crash dump be created there of all places?
  3. Microsoft decided that crash dumps were to go there.
  4. I'm guessing that whatever wrote the file decided that the logical place to put it would be in the same folder as the pagefile. Windows itself writes a full dump into the pagefile if there's room.

    I don't think that's a Windows dump file, though - that's normally put into the windows directory in a file called "MEMORY.DMP". The location is settable using Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> Advanced -> Startup and Recovery Settings...
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