Fix Default.browser Errors

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

Default.browser file ASP.NET Browser Definition. 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 Default.browser related errors on your device. You can also download Default.browser file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename Default.browser
File extension BROWSER
Type Developer
Description ASP.NET Browser Definition
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 11568
Oldest file 2006-09-18
Latest file 2017-03-18
Default.browser

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

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

Default.browser

Error

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

OK

Problems related to Default.browser 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 Default.browser 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace Default.browser 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 Default.browser file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Config\Browsers\
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows 8.1: ---
  • Windows 8: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your Default.browser 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 Default.browser
System Windows 10
File size 11568 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4d258db2d698a071d633e242ecec917d
SHA1 1487a2f177a1ff93e9718d540b8e9eb3ffd48516
SHA256 65dce2449b6902edbee53a7f2732ec0fe39de52a6442d48c8e9916dd072d2312
CRC32 c77b9306
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Config\Browsers\
Filename Default.browser
System Windows 7
File size 12848 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 8ff679e008c3a8ff4bc124e03eac5c8c
SHA1 ce88a9d5ed864f3acc5aa1de1cf3511fb6db8ee8
SHA256 c3bafbfc7885b37de983a13836192c041fef5bc760601d7320230265d478dcb2
CRC32 a9052cb9
Example file location ---
Filename Default.browser
System Windows 8.1
File size 11568 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4d258db2d698a071d633e242ecec917d
SHA1 1487a2f177a1ff93e9718d540b8e9eb3ffd48516
SHA256 65dce2449b6902edbee53a7f2732ec0fe39de52a6442d48c8e9916dd072d2312
CRC32 c77b9306
Example file location ---
Filename Default.browser
System Windows 8
File size 11568 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4d258db2d698a071d633e242ecec917d
SHA1 1487a2f177a1ff93e9718d540b8e9eb3ffd48516
SHA256 65dce2449b6902edbee53a7f2732ec0fe39de52a6442d48c8e9916dd072d2312
CRC32 c77b9306
Example file location ---
Filename Default.browser
System Windows Vista
File size 12848 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 8ff679e008c3a8ff4bc124e03eac5c8c
SHA1 ce88a9d5ed864f3acc5aa1de1cf3511fb6db8ee8
SHA256 c3bafbfc7885b37de983a13836192c041fef5bc760601d7320230265d478dcb2
CRC32 a9052cb9
Example file location ---