SimpleProgramDebugger v1.16
Copyright (c) 2014 - 2022 Nir Sofer


SimpleProgramDebugger is a simple debugging tool for Windows that attaches to existing running program or starts a new program in debugging mode, and then displays all major debugging events occurs while the program is running, including Exception, Create Thread, Create Process, Exit Thread, Exit Process, Load DLL, Unload Dll, and Debug String.
After the debugging events are accumulated, you can easily export them into comma-delimited/tab-delimited/xml/html file or copy them to the clipboard and then paste them into Excel or any other spreadsheet application.

System Requirements

This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows XP and up to Windows 10. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.

Debug Events Viewer

Versions History

  • Version 1.16:
    • Added 'Add Header Line To CSV/Tab-Delimited File' option (Turned on by default).
    • Fixed a few high DPI mode issues.
    • Fixed a bug that caused a small token handles leak (In the 'Select Process' window).
  • Version 1.15:
    • Added 'Put Icon On Tray' and 'Start As Hidden' options.
    • Updated to work properly in high DPI mode.
  • Version 1.10:
    • Added /DebugProcess command-line option to attach and debug an existing process, for example:
      SimpleProgramDebugger.exe /DebugProcess explorer.exe
      SimpleProgramDebugger.exe /DebugProcess 4522
    • Added /StartDebugProcess command-line option to start a new process and debug it with SimpleProgramDebugger.
    • Added /RunAsAdmin command-line option to run SimpleProgramDebugger as Administrator.
  • Version 1.05:
    • Added 2 columns to the 'Select Process' window: 'Creation Time' and 'User Name'.
  • Version 1.04:
    • You can now specify environment variable (e.g: %windir%) in the process filename of 'Start New Process' window.
  • Version 1.03:
    • Fixed bug: SimpleProgramDebugger failed to remember the last size/position of the main window if it was not located in the primary monitor.
    • Added 'Run As Administrator' option (Ctrl+F11)
  • Version 1.02:
    • Added 'Sort On Every Update' option.
  • Version 1.01:
    • The ID and the .exe file of the debugged process are now displayed in the window title.
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Start Using SimpleProgramDebugger

SimpleProgramDebugger doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - SimpleProgramDebugger.exe

After running SimpleProgramDebugger, you can attach a program that is already running by pressing F7 and choosing the desired process, or you can start a new program by pressing Ctrl+N and choosing the .exe file to run, and optionally parameters and start folder.

After the debugging events are displayed in the main window of SimpleProgramDebugger, you can select one or more events, and then use the 'Save Selected items' option to export them into comma-delimited/tab-delimited/xml/html file or press Ctrl+C to copy them to the clipboard, and then paste them into Excel or any other spreadsheet application.

Command-Line Options

/DebugProcess <Process ID/Filename> Start to debug an existing process. You can specify the process ID or process filename, for example:
SimpleProgramDebugger.exe /DebugProcess explorer.exe
SimpleProgramDebugger.exe /DebugProcess "c:\temp\myexe.exe"
SimpleProgramDebugger.exe /DebugProcess 4522
/StartDebugProcess Start a new process and debug it. You can specify the process filename in the /NewProcess.ProcessPath command-line option, the process parameters in the /NewProcess.Params command-line option and the process start folder in the /NewProcess.StartFolder command-line option.

SimpleProgramDebugger.exe /StartDebugProcess /NewProcess.ProcessPath "c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe"

/NewProcess.ProcessPath <Process Filename> Specifies the process filename to start, for using with the /StartDebugProcess command.
/NewProcess.Params <Command-Line Parameters> Specifies the parameters for the process to start, for using with the /StartDebugProcess command.
/NewProcess.StartFolder <Process Start Folder> Specifies the start folder of the process, for using with the /StartDebugProcess command.
/RunAsAdmin Run SimpleProgramDebugger as Administrator.

Translating SimpleProgramDebugger to other languages

In order to translate SimpleProgramDebugger to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run SimpleProgramDebugger with /savelangfile parameter:
    SimpleProgramDebugger.exe /savelangfile
    A file named SimpleProgramDebugger_lng.ini will be created in the folder of SimpleProgramDebugger utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run SimpleProgramDebugger, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run SimpleProgramDebugger without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.


This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this and you don't sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.


If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to

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SimpleProgramDebugger is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of SimpleProgramDebugger, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'simpleprogramdebugger_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed SimpleProgramDebugger utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Arabic Zaid Qassam08/09/20141.01
Brazilian Portuguese 29/06/20161.05
DutchJan Verheijen12/09/20221.16
German «Latino» auf WinTotal.de12/09/20221.16
Greek geogeo.gr22/01/20151.03
Italian Salvatore Balestrieri16/11/20161.05
Persian DinoTechno18/09/20221.16
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae)05/02/20161.03
Russian 20/07/20141.00
Simplified Chinese DickMoore24/09/20221.16
SlovakFrantišek Fico13/09/20221.16
Spanish Eduardo Cr17/09/20141.01
Traditional Chinese Danfong Hsieh12/03/20211.15
Turkish HARUN ARI12/09/20221.16