How to Download and Fix 00010004.ci?

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing 00010004.ci 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 00010004.ci file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

00010004.ci file Windows Content Indexer Catalog. 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 00010004.ci related errors on your device. You can also download 00010004.ci file compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename 00010004.ci
File extension CI
Type System
Description Windows Content Indexer Catalog
Program Office 2010
Software Office
Author Microsoft
Software version 2010
File size 167936
Oldest file 2017-04-24
Latest file 2017-05-10

There are various types of errors related to 00010004.ci file. 00010004.ci 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 00010004.ci file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • 00010004.ci is corrupted
  • 00010004.ci cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - 00010004.ci
  • 00010004.ci file error
  • 00010004.ci file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register 00010004.ci file:
  • 00010004.ci file could not be loaded
  • 00010004.ci file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because 00010004.ci file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to 00010004.ci 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 00010004.ci 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.

00010004.ci 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 00010004.ci 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 00010004.ci 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 00010004.ci 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 00010004.ci file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the 00010004.ci 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 00010004.ci 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 00010004.ci 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 00010004.ci file

The last solution is to manually download and replace 00010004.ci 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 00010004.ci file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of 00010004.ci file example directory paths.

  • Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex\Indexer\CiFiles\
  • Windows Vista: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex\Indexer\CiFiles\

If the steps did not solve your 00010004.ci 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 00010004.ci
System Windows 7
File size 167936 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 e16513f210ec81e1b6bf5a7cfabab40f
SHA1 ceff37c3e72222e11eb86662b43cad76fe545c85
SHA256 7f22f163202a5dade92b904bd43c0ee573bd6cb8b9ee7df563cf0397421fae0d
CRC32 b504b8d0
Example file location C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex\Indexer\CiFiles\
Filename 00010004.ci
System Windows Vista
File size 20480 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 78bdddb2660d5071f373dcb15a7b7840
SHA1 353dc8adf92ca15ce65a42cd3d9d8020fd4cc3e4
SHA256 ff6bdf5dd772b9d5d77e28129ebca416630b32d3e8440ea2ceb073e10776d705
CRC32 e51ffd55
Example file location C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex\Indexer\CiFiles\