iconcache_wide_alternate.db Troubleshoot and Download

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

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

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1

File info

General information
Filename iconcache_wide_alternate.db
File extension DB
Type Database
Description Mobile Device Database
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 24
Oldest file 2017-04-24
Latest file 2017-04-24
Fix File Errors

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

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



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


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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of iconcache_wide_alternate.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\

If the steps did not solve your iconcache_wide_alternate.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_wide_alternate.db
System Windows 10
File size 24 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 db7c049e5e4e336d76d5a744c28c54c8
SHA1 a4db9c8586b9e4fa24416eb0d00f06a9ebd16b02
SHA256 e8830e7ac4088cf3dd464caec33a0035d966a7de5ae4efc3580d59a41916ff7b
CRC32 dc41467b
Example file location C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
Filename iconcache_wide_alternate.db
System Windows 8.1
File size 24 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 cc28f6dfc6ea10044de93c6eec2f8549
SHA1 5f0abc20342a036c70f6a4c8542faf032e6587ce
SHA256 eb02cbedac96b4d40cddb581bf65ea00d31c51e462d8f2776720d90252974249
CRC32 ae639365
Example file location C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\