Tracepdb (Tracepdb.exe) is a command-line tool that creates trace message format (.tmf) files by extracting trace message formatting instructions from the full or private PDB symbol file for a trace provider that uses WPP software tracing macros.
You can provide the private PDB symbol file for the trace provider or Tracepdb can find the provider's private PDB symbol file in a directory or by using an internal symbol server. Tracepdb runs on Windows 2000 and later versions of Windows.
Note Tracefmt, a tool that formats and displays trace messages, can also create TMF files from PDB symbol files. For information, see Tracefmt.
Tracepdb.exe is located in the tools\tracing\<Platform> subdirectory of the Windows Driver Kit (WDK), where <Platform> is i386, amd64, or ia64.
Important Tracepdb requires the newest version of Dbghelp.dll. On systems prior to Windows Vista, copy the Dbghelp.dll file from the bin\<Platform> subdirectory of the WDK (where Platform is either x86, amd64, or ia64) into the directory in which Tracepdb.exe is located.
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