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Symbols download: ERROR - Unable to download file. Error reported was 2

zviveredzvivered Member Posts: 28


I created manifest.txt for windows 7 embedded using:
symchk.exe /om manifest.txt /ie ntoskrnl.exe

Then I tried to download the symbols with:
symchk /im manifest.txt /s SRVC:\MySymbols

The problem: c:\MySymbols was not created.
For all lines in manifest.txt I got:
ERROR - Unable to download file. Error reported was 2

Can you please tell what is wrong with this procedure ?

I ran symchk under windows 10 (64) with admin privilege.
Attached manifest.txt

Thank you,


  • Pavel_APavel_A Member Posts: 2,688

    What if you create this directory first?

  • zviveredzvivered Member Posts: 28

    Hi Pavel,

    I created c:\MySymbols (also tried d:\MySymbols) and then ran symchk.
    Problem is the same.

    Can you please try my manifest.txt with my command at your place ?

    Best regards,

  • Pavel_APavel_A Member Posts: 2,688

    Hi Zvi,

    I've run this command wih your manifest:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers\x64\symchk.exe /im "%USERPROFILE%\Downloads\manifest.txt" /s srv*c:\tmp\dbgsyms*

    It downloads. Directory c:\tmp\dbgsyms already existed.

    -- pa

  • zviveredzvivered Member Posts: 28

    Hi Paval, All,

    The cause to the problem:
    I ran symchk in a PC that has only symchk.exe, symbolcheck.dll
    When I installed DDK and ran it, it's working.

    Thank you very much,

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