DBGSYM File Extension

DBGSYM file icon
Debug Symbols Format
  • Developer
  • Popularity
    2.7 (4 votes)

What is DBGSYM file?

DBGSYM is a file extension commonly associated with Debug Symbols Format files. DBGSYM files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Windows. DBGSYM file format, along with 1258 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. The most popular program for handling DBGSYM files is Pidgin, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Pidgin developer not only will you find detailed information about thePidgin software, but also about DBGSYM and other supported file formats.

Programs which support DBGSYM file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support DBGSYM files. Files with DBGSYM suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support DBGSYM file

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

How to open file with DBGSYM extension?

Being unable to open files with DBGSYM extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with DBGSYM files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Pidgin software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DBGSYM files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Pidgin. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Pidgin website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Pidgin and update if needed

If you already have Pidgin installed on your systems and DBGSYM files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Pidgin cannot handle files with DBGSYM may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Pidgin should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DBGSYM files to Pidgin

If you have the latest version of Pidgin installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DBGSYM on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the DBGSYM file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Pidgin installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DBGSYM files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DBGSYM file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Pidgin and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DBGSYM extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the DBGSYM for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DBGSYM file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the DBGSYM in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the DBGSYM is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the DBGSYM file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. DBGSYM file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the DBGSYM file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the DBGSYM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Pidgin

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DBGSYM extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Debug Symbols Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DBGSYM files affecting older versions of given software.

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the DBGSYM file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on DBGSYM file.

Top File Extensions
Show more
File Extension of the day
vsdx icon


Visio Drawing

Files with the VSDX extension are files of the Microsoft Vision – a component of the Microsoft Office suite, since its 2013 version. This pro...