SRUDB.dat Troubleshoot and Download

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

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

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

File info

General information
Filename SRUDB.dat
File extension DAT
Type Dynamic Link Library
Description Game Data
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 524288
Oldest file 2017-04-24
Latest file 2017-04-24

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

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



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


Problems related to SRUDB.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 SRUDB.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\sru\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\sru\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\sru\

If the steps did not solve your SRUDB.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 SRUDB.dat
System Windows 10
File size 524288 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 07021c3dbee7141df7a7624a36f2dde6
SHA1 57c44b036bfaaf4605ed548948111f63d255ec19
SHA256 0f2a8484c508807d359ba4ac3152d3e969a3ce4fa9ebcb4de5c968a0a89dedba
CRC32 b71f6ddf
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\sru\
Filename SRUDB.dat
System Windows 8.1
File size 1056768 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 815dca60f0bdd04a790b42ce1447fd4b
SHA1 21cf5dd4ac230066ca72c86cf4114dce688c507b
SHA256 8c4e6bdcac7a89e159292726c6a2a9c8393e1b11dbf0d890a3f40be4157b10e8
CRC32 48a45443
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\sru\
Filename SRUDB.dat
System Windows 8
File size 1056768 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 27b78a0fb3bea0461b8cccdb5716aa0e
SHA1 8ad3e8a579e7110589cc425a70303eec291ae27f
SHA256 a4c9a741d97c14b19e30009cd145e21f30b307205a69b5e42304e8f8a6666b38
CRC32 74702989
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\sru\