[AgeStore] Clearing old debugging symbol files from downstream symbol store

About AgeStore It’s a good habit to clear out old symbol files. Debugging tools for windows comes with a built in tool which help us do this. The tool is named ‘AgeStore’. AgeStore executes in three modes… -date=mm-dd-yy    – deletes all files that were last accessed before the specified date. -days=xx                – deletes all files […]
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Turning off filename and line number display in the debugger

Filename and line number information is stored inside private symbols (.pdb file). So if private symbols are available the debugger will try figuring out the line number information. Note: public symbols doesn’t have line number information. So the question I’ve heard people new to windbg ask is how to turn off line number display. What’s […]
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How to force symbol loading in WinDbg

Sometimes we could have a dump which does not load .pdb files even though they are present in the dump folder. The reason for the load failure is not necessarily every time a code change but could be just a rebuild of the source code. In such cases if you force load the .pdb file […]
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