# .symfix (Set Symbol Store Path)

The .symfix command automatically sets the symbol path to point to the Microsoft symbol store.

```.symfix[+] [LocalSymbolCache]
```

## Parameters

+

Causes the Microsoft symbol store path to be appended to the existing symbol path. If this is not included, the existing symbol path is replaced.

LocalSymbolCache

Specifies the directory to be used as a local symbol cache. If this directory does not exist, it will be created when the symbol server begins copying files. If LocalSymbolCache is omitted, the sym subdirectory of the debugger installation directory will be used.

### Environment

 Modes user mode, kernel mode Targets live, crash dump Platforms all

For details, see Using Symbol Servers and Symbol Stores.

## Remarks

The following example shows how to use .symfix to set a new symbol path that points to the Microsoft symbol store.

```
3: kd> .symfix c:\myCache
3: kd> .sympath
Symbol search path is: srv*

```

The following example shows how to use .symfix+ to append the existing symbol path with a path that points to the Microsoft symbol store.

```
3: kd> .sympath
Symbol search path is: c:\someSymbols
Expanded Symbol search path is: c:\somesymbols
3: kd> .symfix+ c:\myCache
3: kd> .sympath
Symbol search path is: c:\someSymbols;srv*