Troubleshoot 00010001.dir Errors and Download File

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing 00010001.dir 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 00010001.dir file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

00010001.dir file Adobe Director Movie. 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 00010001.dir related errors on your device. You can also download 00010001.dir file compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename 00010001.dir
File extension DIR
Type Video
Description Adobe Director Movie
Program Office 2010
Software Office
Author Microsoft
Software version 2010
File size 4096
Oldest file 2017-04-24
Latest file 2017-05-10

There are various types of errors related to 00010001.dir file. 00010001.dir 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 00010001.dir file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • 00010001.dir is corrupted
  • 00010001.dir cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - 00010001.dir
  • 00010001.dir file error
  • 00010001.dir file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register 00010001.dir file:
  • 00010001.dir file could not be loaded
  • 00010001.dir file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because 00010001.dir file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to 00010001.dir 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 00010001.dir 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.

00010001.dir 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 00010001.dir 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 00010001.dir 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 00010001.dir 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 00010001.dir file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the 00010001.dir 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 00010001.dir 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 00010001.dir 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 00010001.dir file

The last solution is to manually download and replace 00010001.dir 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 00010001.dir file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of 00010001.dir file example directory paths.

  • Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex\Indexer\CiFiles\
  • Windows Vista: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex\Indexer\CiFiles\

If the steps did not solve your 00010001.dir 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 00010001.dir
System Windows 7
File size 4096 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 363f810a525f061eb6c2b546a809eca5
SHA1 3f928e2ae0e7ab52041d28d4f49f5e29af4a2f87
SHA256 3d4df198e1dd790f83e808a34025f6e5789cf089b5e5bf977e6a4fcb96c491cd
CRC32 a2226a7a
Example file location C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex\Indexer\CiFiles\
Filename 00010001.dir
System Windows Vista
File size 4096 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 0a08d06836e069f8b208b1d7cfef7740
SHA1 7246e6ee5d1e461c333132a475e630abe9b66752
SHA256 49da05dcafd60ebd038894681fcbb73655925dfebd2b8034cd091a34c4a76cff
CRC32 dc95631c
Example file location C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex\Indexer\CiFiles\