File Extension Library

.SYM File Extension

  • Category: Developer Files

What is an .SYM file?

.SYM file extension has been classified as Developer Files.

.SYM is Symbols File

Developer file used by software development applications; saves non-essential information for the actual program binary executable files, but instead contains symbols that can be used for gathering program information while debugging; can include function and variable names and other useful debugging information.

List of all softwares that can open the Symbols File
Eclipse CDT
Eclipse CDT
Eclipse CDT
File Type 2:

gEDA Symbol File

Developer by: gEDA Category: CAD Files Format: Text

Symbol file created and used by gEDA, a CAD suite used to design PCB layouts and electronic schematics; stores symbol data, which includes the gEDA/gaf format version and XY coordinates for lines, boxes, circles, arcs, text, and pins.

The SYM file format is similar to the .SCH file used by gEDA. They both store the format version, which is the first line in the file, and contain objects, with related data. Both SYM and SCH files are used by gEDA for creating the layout of electronic circuits.

List of all softwares that can open the gEDA Symbol File
File Type 3:

TatukGIS Symbols File

Developer by: TatukGIS Category: GIS Files

File used by TatukGIS mapping software; saves a symbol, which is a shape or object that can be placed on the map and scaled according to the map system coordinates; used for marking boundaries and points of interest.

List of all softwares that can open the TatukGIS Symbols File
TatukGIS Viewer

How to Open .SYM file on different platforms

Open .SYM File on Windows

  • Right-click a .SYM
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .SYM file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .SYM files" Press "Ok"

Open .SYM File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SYM file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .SYM File on Linux

Right click on the .SYM file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .SYM File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SYM file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .SYM File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .SYM files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SYM files

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