Download and Fix web.config.default

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

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

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

File info

General information
Filename web.config.default
File extension DEFAULT
Type Internet Web
Description Unknown Internet
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 43133
Oldest file 2006-09-18
MIME type application/xml
web.config.default

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

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

web.config.default

Error

Application could not be started because web.config.default file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.

OK

Problems related to web.config.default 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 web.config.default 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.

web.config.default 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 web.config.default 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 web.config.default 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 web.config.default 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 web.config.default file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the web.config.default 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 web.config.default 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 web.config.default 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 web.config.default file

The last solution is to manually download and replace web.config.default 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 web.config.default file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Config\
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows 8.1: ---
  • Windows 8: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your web.config.default 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 web.config.default
System Windows 10
File size 43133 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 dba095be9ed0c4256dcde6b310a3a41a
SHA1 4a0c0f1ba658557d0017e8d961d33693290872b5
SHA256 a6cb511fe84746810bc08d973201cae5ba337bcc649b08376e1d5e4d0d3d4367
CRC32 3bd8c275
Example file location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Config\
Filename web.config.default
System Windows 7
File size 30023 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 2b5b1c557bb801ccd1f129dc129acc0a
SHA1 0754f7b5ee53c572b2db9fd21aae75f7e8d131e9
SHA256 4de89a0167ac0498c9e5fabf6613cea1afa1f08aa7cff88c5519c67d5a43973e
CRC32 1b61e344
Example file location ---
Filename web.config.default
System Windows 8.1
File size 43133 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 dba095be9ed0c4256dcde6b310a3a41a
SHA1 4a0c0f1ba658557d0017e8d961d33693290872b5
SHA256 a6cb511fe84746810bc08d973201cae5ba337bcc649b08376e1d5e4d0d3d4367
CRC32 3bd8c275
Example file location ---
Filename web.config.default
System Windows 8
File size 43133 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 dba095be9ed0c4256dcde6b310a3a41a
SHA1 4a0c0f1ba658557d0017e8d961d33693290872b5
SHA256 a6cb511fe84746810bc08d973201cae5ba337bcc649b08376e1d5e4d0d3d4367
CRC32 3bd8c275
Example file location ---
Filename web.config.default
System Windows Vista
File size 30023 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 2b5b1c557bb801ccd1f129dc129acc0a
SHA1 0754f7b5ee53c572b2db9fd21aae75f7e8d131e9
SHA256 4de89a0167ac0498c9e5fabf6613cea1afa1f08aa7cff88c5519c67d5a43973e
CRC32 1b61e344
Example file location ---