File Extension Library

.DSYM File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple
  • Category: Developer Files

What are .DSYM files and how to open them?

Can't open .DSYM 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 .DSYM file.

What is a .DSYM file extension?

.DSYM file extension is created by Apple. .DSYM has been classified as Developer Files.

.DSYM is Xcode Debug Symbols File

Debugging information file generated by Apple's Xcode development software; produced during the debugging process if the Debug Information Format is set to "DWARF with dSYM;" saved in a package format that can be opened by right-clicking the file and selecting "Show Package Contents."

DWARF stands for "Debugging with Attributed Record Formats." It is used by Xcode to generate debug symbols, which can be stripped from the final executable before distribution.

DSYM files have a ".dSYM" extension.

List of all softwares that can open the Xcode Debug Symbols File
Apple Xcode

How to fix problems with .DSYM files

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