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Details of extension .dsym

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .dsym file extension, which is related to Xcode Debugging Symbols. We'll explain what exactly a .dsym file format is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .dsym files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too. Let's see the file format associated with this file extension!


  1. Xcode Debugging Symbols

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dsym file - Xcode Debugging Symbols

Xcode Debugging Symbols

The DSYM file is an Xcode Debugging Symbols. Xcode is a suite of tools, developed by Apple, for developing software for Mac OS X and iOS.
Application: Apple Xcode
Program name: -
Category: Development files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Related extensions:
.xcdatamodel Xcode Core Data Model
.xcuserstate Xcode User State Data
.xcplugin Xcode Plug-in
.pbxproj Apple Project Builder Xcode Project

The .dsym file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .dsym extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .dsym file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.dsy PC Draft Symbol Library
.dym DynMenu Menu Data
.dsgm DS Game Maker Project
.dsm Dynamic Studio Module
.xsym CodeWarrior xSYM File
.sym TatukGIS Symbols Data

The .dsym extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .dsym filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

dsy (1), dym (1), dsgm (1), xsym (1), wsym (1), dsm (1), sym (1), rsym (1)

Having trouble opening a .dsym file?

If you want to open a .dsym file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .dsym association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.dsym

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program with which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android