Download infpub.dat to Fix Errors

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

infpub.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 infpub.dat related errors on your device. You can also download infpub.dat 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 infpub.dat
File extension DAT
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Game Data
Program Windows 7
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 7
File size 86016
Oldest file 2009-04-11
Latest file 2017-04-24

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

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



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


Problems related to infpub.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 infpub.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\inf\

If the steps did not solve your infpub.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 infpub.dat
System Windows 7
File size 86016 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 4bfb2e5f0af0fc173cb8d2ce7d6d140e
SHA1 4d6156e9e2c2799030300231685bf208dcca8238
SHA256 d23a45184324d3191345cfaedd2043cbdc676659c0d149369a1651260bba6cb2
CRC32 cc37d745
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\
Filename infpub.dat
System Windows Vista
File size 51200 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 75aa5d6da34eec351598d1f869210f4d
SHA1 bbbbd2484103c91560237e5d4ae8697f23fd3ced
SHA256 3e27f22b055bb20cdb1e0ff72e0a4f679aecb6c2f4c182afaac8a360b633bc3d
CRC32 f6b55ef9
Example file location C:\Windows\inf\