Troubleshoot iconcache_idx.db Errors and Download File

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

iconcache_idx.db file Mobile Device Database. 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 iconcache_idx.db related errors on your device. You can also download iconcache_idx.db file compatible with Windows 10, 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 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename iconcache_idx.db
File extension DB
Type Database
Description Mobile Device Database
Software
Program Office 2013
Software Office
Author Microsoft
Software version 2013
Details
File size 5760
Oldest file 2017-04-24
Latest file 2017-05-10
iconcache_idx.db

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

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

iconcache_idx.db

Error

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

OK

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your iconcache_idx.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_idx.db
System Windows 10
File size 7416 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 b00340c921347569812a8abbbde84768
SHA1 a58cb72a7b9fb6266b3def4f0440387b3000a6b1
SHA256 e796e155ac308e1f9f1c7e786122a81ee6e91b0371778f1db38d75cec8cb0438
CRC32 d883a715
Example file location C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
Filename iconcache_idx.db
System Windows 10
File size 7416 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 f93524ba94512131d0293697d2f01078
SHA1 b7f6357495514142c2bb3a12e16fb2886947043a
SHA256 b1a554307b18112837f5c2649306ca176b3077eca8e8b049e4e8a8f146fe8323
CRC32 9e6671bb
Example file location C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
Filename iconcache_idx.db
System Windows 10
File size 5760 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 dfadc22a18dad40d545190b0f252f418
SHA1 7ff9cc6d568b94e25a9ec4ea7d855b9e8627dc4e
SHA256 1e138394553a93320b283c6a5b6d01b494737bebd42d83442e7dc21d8f69c6a5
CRC32 41d46198
Example file location C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
Filename iconcache_idx.db
System Windows 8.1
File size 6584 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 fb2ae95754967c9ce36d5e405fac87a0
SHA1 2996911c309ac76e8b32758d75cda6dd04bf907b
SHA256 4c71e50336b7d7bbd5877912b21b95643393edf58a1f4def9ac0246f1168ed1d
CRC32 5390879f
Example file location ---
Filename iconcache_idx.db
System Windows 8
File size 5760 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 d734a836fa6d247298aa58c01d64efa7
SHA1 c6f6bda0cf1806dd615905d3509dd5128aa3a5b7
SHA256 bcea5f679cd62e46b5a355c30ece07c418d9e58bf494226047ab9aa55579e8a1
CRC32 2474d6b5
Example file location ---
Filename iconcache_idx.db
System Windows 8
File size 5760 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 dfadc22a18dad40d545190b0f252f418
SHA1 7ff9cc6d568b94e25a9ec4ea7d855b9e8627dc4e
SHA256 1e138394553a93320b283c6a5b6d01b494737bebd42d83442e7dc21d8f69c6a5
CRC32 41d46198
Example file location ---