appdb.dat Informations - Download and Fix

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

appdb.dat file Game Data. 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 appdb.dat related errors on your device. You can also download appdb.dat file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename appdb.dat
File extension DAT
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Game Data
Software
Program Office 2013
Software Office
Author Microsoft
Software version 2013
Details
File size 7239712
Oldest file 2017-04-24
Latest file 2017-05-10
appdb.dat

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

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

appdb.dat

Error

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

OK

Problems related to appdb.dat 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 appdb.dat 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace appdb.dat 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 appdb.dat file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Notifications\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Notifications\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Notifications\
  • Windows 8: ---

If the steps did not solve your appdb.dat 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 appdb.dat
System Windows 10
File size 7239712 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 5c71d8c78fd515b7733626c613d05d90
SHA1 ed1e14e6ad7fb04ca6a346a6d338325d12f46697
SHA256 e43dfe8e97cd8f5496b310913c0dc010379353d4d99bb57246289eecf8ec8f76
CRC32 a4a3072c
Example file location C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Notifications\
Filename appdb.dat
System Windows 8.1
File size 7239712 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 877e4b7cd7579fa14b5c324bf2ce1f03
SHA1 f7e972a8dd63dbf6ea53907f51d2e58eff0ad58b
SHA256 aa4b8e9c7ccfa73157ab7bcbe57c1d0540f1e50879959a7b6891087a9a1da3ef
CRC32 30f41463
Example file location C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Notifications\
Filename appdb.dat
System Windows 8
File size 7239712 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 c0e16c99949bcf3946a98ce23953b120
SHA1 fc8ed668d67e314fee271787ae6e95ce47eb3891
SHA256 aaf40cfed92d5b5d3b5c3a8b1a9e9ee35107ef8ff116f0c4d41bce29e6def998
CRC32 d9c994fd
Example file location 1: C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Notifications\
Filename appdb.dat
System Windows 8
File size 7239712 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 5c71d8c78fd515b7733626c613d05d90
SHA1 ed1e14e6ad7fb04ca6a346a6d338325d12f46697
SHA256 e43dfe8e97cd8f5496b310913c0dc010379353d4d99bb57246289eecf8ec8f76
CRC32 a4a3072c
Example file location ---