thumbcache_96.db - How to Fix? Download Now

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing thumbcache_96.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 thumbcache_96.db file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

thumbcache_96.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 thumbcache_96.db related errors on your device. You can also download thumbcache_96.db file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename thumbcache_96.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

There are various types of errors related to thumbcache_96.db file. thumbcache_96.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 thumbcache_96.db file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • thumbcache_96.db is corrupted
  • thumbcache_96.db cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - thumbcache_96.db
  • thumbcache_96.db file error
  • thumbcache_96.db file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register thumbcache_96.db file:
  • thumbcache_96.db file could not be loaded
  • thumbcache_96.db file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because thumbcache_96.db file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to thumbcache_96.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 thumbcache_96.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.

thumbcache_96.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 thumbcache_96.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 thumbcache_96.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 thumbcache_96.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 thumbcache_96.db file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the thumbcache_96.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 thumbcache_96.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 thumbcache_96.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 thumbcache_96.db file

The last solution is to manually download and replace thumbcache_96.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 thumbcache_96.db file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of thumbcache_96.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\
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your thumbcache_96.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 thumbcache_96.db
System Windows 10
File size 24 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 2a8875d2af46255db8324aad9687d0b7
SHA1 7a066fa7b69fb5450c26a1718b79ad27a9021ca9
SHA256 54097cccae0cfce5608466ba5a5ca2a3dfeac536964eec532540f3b837f5a7c7
CRC32 1d983ccc
Example file location C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
Filename thumbcache_96.db
System Windows 8.1
File size 24 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 5d27872360c0392e540b7e0b2761441a
SHA1 8ecf98267e613d0234a661569d4c7ae25f1228f1
SHA256 8612a620b996ce7b94e76813690d38bfa4756a86b4f58dc5e6ddfd89b92f309f
CRC32 f3385833
Example file location C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
Filename thumbcache_96.db
System Windows 8
File size 24 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 44b4b30653ce2d5f74538b4e81481a28
SHA1 19a064d9df57ea3c8e7b74285a9a65486ee4dff0
SHA256 41f1530d857dcd2c5fb4f32838cbb6f4760fd5d6f1cb50d11a3f2df5e76900e2
CRC32 25b75a07
Example file location 1: C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
Filename thumbcache_96.db
System Windows 7
File size 24 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 3e9c4eaba2c54dfe525197d54dc10532
SHA1 4b71d8970e657835ebceee5ec79faea2c1422fbe
SHA256 05da3daa836dc6ed72144dff35f8d90396b4d524dc35ef8d8cd01d86855be858
CRC32 d5a7c0ee
Example file location ---
Filename thumbcache_96.db
System Windows Vista
File size 24 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 d17b0dbe942ba4069107eb90a07df7a2
SHA1 3592a18d1a162760c6ca644541445c9c3f2afa51
SHA256 9dd9eaf2713f3d6c6a08934c78fb39d4eb27530de654b5e3b777d9cceed8a48a
CRC32 0328c2da
Example file location ---