How to Repair _CacheMetadata.bin? Download Now

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing _CacheMetadata.bin files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent _CacheMetadata.bin file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

_CacheMetadata.bin file Binary Disk Image. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of _CacheMetadata.bin related errors on your device. You can also download _CacheMetadata.bin file compatible with Windows 8, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 8, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename _CacheMetadata.bin
File extension BIN
Type Executable Application
Description Binary Disk Image
Program Windows 8
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 8
File size 122439
Oldest file 2012-07-26
Latest file 2012-07-26

There are various types of errors related to _CacheMetadata.bin file. _CacheMetadata.bin file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to _CacheMetadata.bin file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • _CacheMetadata.bin is corrupted
  • _CacheMetadata.bin cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - _CacheMetadata.bin
  • _CacheMetadata.bin file error
  • _CacheMetadata.bin file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register _CacheMetadata.bin file:
  • _CacheMetadata.bin file could not be loaded
  • _CacheMetadata.bin file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because _CacheMetadata.bin file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to _CacheMetadata.bin can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing _CacheMetadata.bin file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

_CacheMetadata.bin file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with _CacheMetadata.bin file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to _CacheMetadata.bin file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of _CacheMetadata.bin or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to _CacheMetadata.bin file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the _CacheMetadata.bin file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the _CacheMetadata.bin file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the _CacheMetadata.bin file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace _CacheMetadata.bin file

The last solution is to manually download and replace _CacheMetadata.bin file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded _CacheMetadata.bin file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of _CacheMetadata.bin file example directory paths.

  • Windows 8: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingTravel_1.2.0.145_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\cacheImagesCache\
  • Windows 8: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingTravel_1.2.0.145_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\cacheImagesCache\

If the steps did not solve your _CacheMetadata.bin file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename _CacheMetadata.bin
System Windows 8
File size 122439 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 4dc89cf32a53dcf49d6dc42e35bd710c
SHA1 cca3ae5c5c33f47ce04dfa5afe280b152233d2fa
SHA256 4e450ee0080e247d5d48fb2cc78d32ecfe8fcb9c731ead8397000d708abdf8f3
CRC32 301b6705
Example file location C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingTravel_1.2.0.145_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\cacheImagesCache\
Filename _CacheMetadata.bin
System Windows 8
File size 67049 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 78a0a493ce28d1143f114f6ca1132985
SHA1 faffd91ac2ef20ee52cd812e54629f99abf95699
SHA256 ec589975df0d86edd29100c9649ab894a9d11d14af8439bd500e36c7bef1c208
CRC32 76806417
Example file location C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingTravel_1.2.0.145_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\cacheImagesCache\