data.dat Troubleshoot and Download

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

data.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 data.dat related errors on your device. You can also download data.dat file compatible with Windows 10, 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 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename data.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 13312
Oldest file 2017-04-24
Latest file 2017-05-10
data.dat

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

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

data.dat

Error

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

OK

Problems related to data.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 data.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.

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your data.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 data.dat
System Windows 10
File size 6016 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 17930aabe9d1972981533b72f3881eca
SHA1 a31f580d4868250197399e2bfbddef4113a98a68
SHA256 186f01deb70b904af2a67e0c18809e468187246ae2f659d5bbabdc8835091503
CRC32 0b20c27d
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\2.0\
Filename data.dat
System Windows 10
File size 13312 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 f7c66ba5fb579f7deb8075892d1af77a
SHA1 dfae09373353e04f0eaa5795639b9a79e1b5ac90
SHA256 923763c202ac267427f1e2f64a2ab9646e00067a25307a4c3ecf39710b8181c8
CRC32 f1474ce6
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\2.0\
Filename data.dat
System Windows 8.1
File size 9744 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 5dcd65ad72a57e778f58a2106eb9cf94
SHA1 a0e41b607b33dc9ee34d608c234a0b323c2dd222
SHA256 b9a84a59d14fb400959e0053044c85fe75553b6a148cb6cb98407c5fd430129d
CRC32 400800c5
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\2.0\
Filename data.dat
System Windows 8
File size 9408 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 3ee27a52b4955fef0dd91e7d1f00f77e
SHA1 acd702f366d17238f5fa9aeb8c9a3013209c79f1
SHA256 7ff45b6d46c33a6e2b36ac45b90aab6fc54273cb30dc3c3c360cdd2e711212c8
CRC32 f44e0b55
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\2.0\
Filename data.dat
System Windows 8
File size 13312 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 f7c66ba5fb579f7deb8075892d1af77a
SHA1 dfae09373353e04f0eaa5795639b9a79e1b5ac90
SHA256 923763c202ac267427f1e2f64a2ab9646e00067a25307a4c3ecf39710b8181c8
CRC32 f1474ce6
Example file location ---