Troubleshoot SkuStore.bin Errors and Download File

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing SkuStore.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 SkuStore.bin file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

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

For Windows Compatible with: Windows XP, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename SkuStore.bin
File extension BIN
Type Executable Application
Description Binary Disk Image
Program Office 2003
Software Office
Author Microsoft
Software version 2003
File size 2850
Oldest file 2017-04-24
Latest file 2017-05-10

There are various types of errors related to SkuStore.bin file. SkuStore.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 SkuStore.bin file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to SkuStore.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 SkuStore.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.

SkuStore.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 SkuStore.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 SkuStore.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 SkuStore.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 SkuStore.bin file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the SkuStore.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 SkuStore.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 SkuStore.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 SkuStore.bin file

The last solution is to manually download and replace SkuStore.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 SkuStore.bin file.

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

  • Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\PackageStore\
  • Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\PackageStore\

If the steps did not solve your SkuStore.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 SkuStore.bin
System Windows XP
File size 2112 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 9b99c8a4d6900e5011d303327814d7f6
SHA1 bfe9fccbab7eeafb19cb13240c6b1a527a21cfd0
SHA256 6c6713a8f81458020b17ebdc3cf1720d34198085420f59992ddf10520af3b801
CRC32 ca60dc21
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\PackageStore\
Filename SkuStore.bin
System Windows XP
File size 2850 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 0ce6c1c212f3fd59c54614eea1047913
SHA1 ec66dc9aa901f99f5f095949d7f360ddf67a7df3
SHA256 44b82e0f839e221bf03ce40c816a943e24f7d838aaf65e5f803694152ea35091
CRC32 03afff39
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\PackageStore\