iconcache_256.db Troubleshoot and Download

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing iconcache_256.db 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 iconcache_256.db file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

iconcache_256.db file Mobile Device Database. 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 iconcache_256.db related errors on your device. You can also download iconcache_256.db 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 iconcache_256.db
File extension DB
Type Database
Description Mobile Device Database
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 24
Oldest file 2017-04-24
Latest file 2017-04-24
iconcache_256.db

There are various types of errors related to iconcache_256.db file. iconcache_256.db 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 iconcache_256.db file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • iconcache_256.db is corrupted
  • iconcache_256.db cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - iconcache_256.db
  • iconcache_256.db file error
  • iconcache_256.db file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register iconcache_256.db file:
  • iconcache_256.db file could not be loaded
  • iconcache_256.db file doesn't exist

iconcache_256.db

Error

Application could not be started because iconcache_256.db file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.

OK

Problems related to iconcache_256.db 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 iconcache_256.db 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.

iconcache_256.db 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 iconcache_256.db 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 iconcache_256.db 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 iconcache_256.db 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 iconcache_256.db file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the iconcache_256.db 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 iconcache_256.db 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 iconcache_256.db 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 iconcache_256.db file

The last solution is to manually download and replace iconcache_256.db 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 iconcache_256.db file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of iconcache_256.db file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\

If the steps did not solve your iconcache_256.db 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 iconcache_256.db
System Windows 10
File size 24 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 f6b463be7b50f3cc5d911b76002a6b36
SHA1 c94920d1e0207b0f53d623a96f48d635314924d2
SHA256 16e4d1b41517b48ce562349e3895013c6d6a0df4fcffc2da752498e33c4d9078
CRC32 bba53a02
Example file location C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
Filename iconcache_256.db
System Windows 8.1
File size 24 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 2dc6338cc1e748bc01e6dd96ba0fb428
SHA1 849874f84809b1f9a49f768fa9c8b8c0adce6a65
SHA256 ac09f1726d5362439b521bbd8d9fad291c2215a53036b4bf46a4b576e2a1b810
CRC32 55055efd
Example file location C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
Filename iconcache_256.db
System Windows 8
File size 24 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 a1c9564eb271d26c9eaf5548fcc669bc
SHA1 907e868afbac24611324f88a9f84e9f16f77d234
SHA256 efad157bdf68e062c1982d7118931fecc2b8f95c2d040b91af44cc694e770335
CRC32 838a5cc9
Example file location 1: C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\