How to Download and Fix counters2.dat?

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing counters2.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 counters2.dat file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

counters2.dat file Game Data. 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 counters2.dat related errors on your device. You can also download counters2.dat file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 10 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 10

File info

General information
Filename counters2.dat
File extension DAT
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Game Data
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 128
Oldest file 2017-04-24
Latest file 2017-04-24
counters2.dat

There are various types of errors related to counters2.dat file. counters2.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 counters2.dat file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • counters2.dat is corrupted
  • counters2.dat cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - counters2.dat
  • counters2.dat file error
  • counters2.dat file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register counters2.dat file:
  • counters2.dat file could not be loaded
  • counters2.dat file doesn't exist

counters2.dat

Error

Application could not be started because counters2.dat file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.

OK

Problems related to counters2.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 counters2.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.

counters2.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 counters2.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 counters2.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 counters2.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 counters2.dat file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the counters2.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 counters2.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 counters2.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 counters2.dat file

The last solution is to manually download and replace counters2.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 counters2.dat file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of counters2.dat file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\
  • Windows 10: C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\

If the steps did not solve your counters2.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 counters2.dat
System Windows 10
File size 128 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 08d97fdf23a1483a5ba53c10a067c46c
SHA1 7997945c8948318f6ca8a24fc9d0e5fbd34878f2
SHA256 a76d67ffda0324edb1ceccd1f2ee5975b5bb693c68694c2942680901b5e108f2
CRC32 2e217e3e
Example file location C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\
Filename counters2.dat
System Windows 10
File size 128 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 f09f35a5637839458e462e6350ecbce4
SHA1 0ae4f711ef5d6e9d26c611fd2c8c8ac45ecbf9e7
SHA256 38723a2e5e8a17aa7950dc008209944e898f69a7bd10a23c839d341e935fd5ca
CRC32 43155fb9
Example file location C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\