I was in my 'C' drive very recently, doing a data back-up with Windows Explorer, and saw a folder I hadn't noticed before called 'Symbols'. Curiosity led me to click on it, to discover it contains 4,615 folders each of which has the extension .PDB to a total of 1.63 GB. A quick look on Google came up with the information that these are involved with the Windows debugging software - at least that was my understanding of the information I found !
Searching the Win 7 forum came up with seven references, all of which seemed to involve BSoD, which I am not suffering from. Nor am I a developer or a programmer - if I sit down with the manual and think very hard, I can just about write a simple 'C+' program. I certainly haven't consiously been running debugging software.
Are these files / folders significant ? Do they indicate a problem ? Can anyone give a simple explanation of what they are and do ?
I'm running Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit on an ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4N68T-M-V2 (AM3) mobo, with an AMD Athlon II X2 250 CPU and 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, all of which is a little over two years old.
If anyone can scratch my itch of curiosity I will be grateful,