File Extension Library

.APPXSYM File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .APPXSYM files and how to open them?

Can't open .APPXSYM file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .APPXSYM file.

What is a .APPXSYM file extension?

.APPXSYM file extension is created by Microsoft. .APPXSYM has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .APPXSYM file is Binary.

.APPXSYM is Windows 8 App Package Symbols File

File format introduced as part of the Windows 8 app packaging system for the Windows Store; contains public symbol information for the app that allows crash reporting details to be sent back to the developer (via the Window's Store developer dashboard) when the app crashes on a user's computer.

APPXSYM files are included within .APPXUPLOAD files when the app is packaged and submitted to the Windows Store. If you choose not to include symbols for crash reporting, you can submit an .APPX file instead, and an APPXSYM file is not used.

NOTE: APPXSYM files are created when you package your app using the Create App Packages wizard in Visual Studio.

List of all softwares that can open the Windows 8 App Package Symbols File
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

How to fix problems with .APPXSYM files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .APPXSYM files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .APPXSYM file format
  2. You need to check the .APPXSYM file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)