File Extension SYM

.SYM File

File extension: SYM
File type: Precompiled Headers

Notes about the SYM file extension:

To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The SYM file type is primarily associated with 'C++' by Borland Software Corporation.

Detailed information for file extension SYM:

Primary association: C++
Company: Borland Software Corporation

Other applications associated with file type SYM:

  • Harvard Graphics (Ver 2.x Graphic Symbol) by Harvard GraphicsHarvard Graphics was taken over by Serif. Related links: Serif
  • Lotus Freelance Symbol Library
  • MicroImages (Text Symbol) by MicroImages, Inc.This file type is sometimes used by various MicroImages products. It is not common so you may not see it. Symbol saved as text, rather than in .RVC Project File Format.
  • Microsoft Windows SDK (Graphic Symbol)
  • P-CAD (Component Symbols) by Altium Limited
  • PCLTool (PageTech Symbol Set File Format) by Page Technology Marketing, Inc. (PageTech)A proprietary file used by PageTech's PTC32.DLL, FBM.exe and other programs that contains a character cell cross-reference table to replace one scalable typeface for another with the same characters mapped to different cell locations. .SYM files are delivered with PageTech programs that use its FastFont Typeface Manager, WinFMove or its main HP PCL conversion program (PTC32.DLL). .SYM files are also generated by WinFMove during the installation of all products in the PCLTool product line.
  • Pro/ENGINEER by PTCPro/ENGINEER is a 3D product design product, featuring productivity tools that promote best practices in design while ensuring compliance with your industry and company standards. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 23 55 47 43 3A 32 20 , ASCII: #UGC:2
  • Symbol TableCompiler symbol table.
  • UNIX (Modula-2 Compiled Definition Module)Typically lower case on *nix systems.
  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))

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File Identifier - TrID
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provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database

To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .SYM

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: CodeWarrior_SYM
EXEFile: E:\CodeWarrior\bin\IDE.EXE %1

ProgramID: FLW3Presentation
EXEFile: c:\lotus\flg\f32main.exe %1

ProgramID: ethereal-file
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ethereal\ethereal.exe %1

ProgramID: Sym.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ELECTR~1\EWB9\SE.exe

ProgramID: GMLayout.Symbol
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\geomedia professional\Program\GMLayout.exe /w

ProgramID: Radan.Symbol
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Radan Software\Radan 06\radan\bin\Radraft.exe

ProgramID: Sym.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\NATION~1\CIRCUI~1.0\SE.exe

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