cache.dat - How to Fix? Download Now

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

cache.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 cache.dat related errors on your device. You can also download cache.dat file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename cache.dat
File extension DAT
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Game Data
Software
Program Office 2010
Software Office
Author Microsoft
Software version 2010
Details
File size 115016
Oldest file 2017-04-24
Latest file 2017-05-10
cache.dat

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

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

cache.dat

Error

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

OK

Problems related to cache.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 cache.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\cache\
  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\cache\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\2.0\cache\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\2.0\cache\
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows 8: ---

If the steps did not solve your cache.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 cache.dat
System Windows 10
File size 409576 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 6dcb1abcf2f7ccedae2317c50f995f47
SHA1 c506914e904617387870f189e56a77b7104bf0b4
SHA256 32f233414101261372c4c31a4388e8f3a02b27c91bb00e459e0f74580f70ab37
CRC32 bfd58bbc
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\cache\
Filename cache.dat
System Windows 10
File size 498288 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 c2de938ec18584fb0194729767810361
SHA1 89122fac7c296205c37cc9c1ea9327f43fe22064
SHA256 d4811ff89b464695cabefda7bb9cb377d74b184ff8b245a0cb8cceb09f802807
CRC32 8eb4aebe
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\cache\
Filename cache.dat
System Windows 8.1
File size 276704 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 ad87db4f770a2ae4d7c4e16fac70e441
SHA1 d92a43125458a5da8c30240d0ca8703a2e1a6c18
SHA256 e593d1c3b71d09b0abfdabfffa61b44e6d1ed15b88d51219440ea7e8b5d05a19
CRC32 d11cc066
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\2.0\cache\
Filename cache.dat
System Windows 8
File size 271064 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 04296c66207da88fd3cc44b5940321eb
SHA1 c71e9139e936a12280810d330d7112e7672ad76e
SHA256 2de3a7f32dee5b6b9a62bf4bb2beb2f24379d13da6d010c189c5375c1fe22562
CRC32 4d80b464
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\2.0\cache\
Filename cache.dat
System Windows 7
File size 79096 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 47cf171d10f4bcdcb3e7726911e96a25
SHA1 62aaf992a19a9fc94891d4c1a1140562cdf29c18
SHA256 e405d067fea863aa4005b21e6d90126d0a3d9a8d67c8e746e6bd31f6bf6b5899
CRC32 ad8172c5
Example file location ---
Filename cache.dat
System Windows 7
File size 61992 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 11740fb5c96c73fc87bf9240924703e5
SHA1 3c5e413a50b13db1847d8f42f3062ce55030592c
SHA256 14d4ae5ae4260f487dc73cfb666d77c8d754f04417492632ae66826c1ac2bbd6
CRC32 f7e6e037
Example file location ---
Filename cache.dat
System Windows 7
File size 115016 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 734cd728af032237dca51c0dc958f914
SHA1 187375769dff3b7afcc8f2cbdaec4b998fa9264d
SHA256 a014f0ac32003f8b611424c73e6901c47110b551c825f902923c1d58ee14c27a
CRC32 f1bff422
Example file location ---
Filename cache.dat
System Windows 8
File size 498288 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 c2de938ec18584fb0194729767810361
SHA1 89122fac7c296205c37cc9c1ea9327f43fe22064
SHA256 d4811ff89b464695cabefda7bb9cb377d74b184ff8b245a0cb8cceb09f802807
CRC32 8eb4aebe
Example file location ---