Setting dSYMs and Paths Preferences

Use the dSYMs and Paths tab to set global search paths for Instruments. Instruments uses the paths specified in the dSYMs and Paths tab when looking for dSYM files and source files.

Open Instruments > Preferences and click dSYMs and Paths.


You can add and delete search locations by clicking the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons.

  • (+): Opens the Open Directory dialog. Navigate to the desired directory and click Open.

  • (-):Removes the selected search location. Select a path and click the minus (-) button to remove the path.

The screenshot shows two selected paths.

dSYM Download Script: Provides the option of running a custom script to locate and access the necessary dSYM files. This option is provided for use by large development teams with distributed code databases; it is not needed by the majority of developers.

  • When a run ends: Specifies action to take at the conclusion of the Download Script.

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