In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder talk about how you can change the Symbol folder's hierarchy to be 2-Tier instead of 1-Tier - by adding an index2.txt file to the root.
Symbol Folder Hierarchies:
1-Tier : c:\My\Sym\<Filename>\<Index>\<Filename>
2-Tier : c:\My\Sym\<First 2 letters of Filename>\<Filename>\<Index>\<Filename>
[00:00] - Soda fridge
[01:16] - NTFS Compression (compact.exe)
[02:12] - 1-Tier Symbol Folder Hierarchy
[03:08] - 2-Tier Symbol Folder Hierarchy
[03:16] - Make index2.txt in root
[03:58] - [Why did I say 27 not 26? -- I included the space/omission scenario]
[04:53] - Echo command to make the index2.txt file
[05:27] - Use PowerShell/VBScript to convert a 1-Tier to 2-Tier structure
[06:45] - Recommended for new or large installations
[08:15] - Email us your issues at email@example.com
Environment Variables - Symbols.cmd
compact /c /s /i /q c:\My\Sym\
compact /c /s /i /q c:\My\SymCache\
setx /m DBGHELP_HOMEDIR C:\My
setx /m _NT_SYMBOL_PATH SRV*C:\My\Sym*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
setx /m _NT_SYMCACHE_PATH C:\My\SymCache
echo Hello > c:\My\Sym\index2.txt
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