Download ResCache.dir to Fix Errors

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

ResCache.dir file Adobe Director Movie. 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 ResCache.dir related errors on your device. You can also download ResCache.dir file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename ResCache.dir
File extension DIR
Type Video
Description Adobe Director Movie
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 8944
Oldest file 2009-04-11
Latest file 2017-04-24

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

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



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


Problems related to ResCache.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 ResCache.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\rescache\rc0000\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\rescache\rc0000\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\rescache\rc0000\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\rescache\rc0002\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\rescache\rc0002\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your ResCache.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 ResCache.dir
System Windows 10
File size 8944 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 7a227e962ce22e844aaee1603796f1bb
SHA1 387a620c4533780d7b47cd32e3753af00fe49b4f
SHA256 d676e9017274a54980a9fbb4d90282e4054a9e331c9065ecf6c779966e289d8a
CRC32 8852c6f3
Example file location C:\Windows\rescache\rc0000\
Filename ResCache.dir
System Windows 8.1
File size 9136 bytes
Date 2013-08-22
File details
MD5 8af8d1ff8ba81a817e3c2badd408ad62
SHA1 72298b31c2ebd1a5ce10488244eeac92a7cae511
SHA256 4274595f57dbb75c0aaf195dd4b79fcc4679c0011610f1cc8424f8058d2a3fef
CRC32 22b9427d
Example file location C:\Windows\rescache\rc0000\
Filename ResCache.dir
System Windows 8
File size 9232 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 f337a5497f7d15a2c000693541cb463e
SHA1 9ec2735efe6aedd329c214a5b51e6f8528b2ceaa
SHA256 4a9e86cbfe64f491723dc016ee4e271d925cf6d52b12acce7807abcafb066e97
CRC32 17a9aaf6
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\rescache\rc0000\
Filename ResCache.dir
System Windows 7
File size 23056 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 01727c49efac87b5520cb1a206d147e8
SHA1 9f335d0b091cd5e26eb5e2f3bcc736288544828d
SHA256 65611197eaf64a60d42ac06f151a06ee560e657ff66c139f6d93c3b96f31da48
CRC32 5ce0b0ff
Example file location C:\Windows\rescache\rc0002\
Filename ResCache.dir
System Windows 7
File size 23392 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 23465d68debd0cfc8044f02f46ced37c
SHA1 c8b142d0039f4fa55822f022276c0b702a487654
SHA256 1ec212da4563e3907025bc1763448fd8ad0362071df99a933ed7a0c26d3b750e
CRC32 7c84c41c
Example file location C:\Windows\rescache\rc0002\
Filename ResCache.dir
System Windows Vista
File size 97760 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 5865fd662bf23b5ac7ab298edeb9c81a
SHA1 a2bad689b8d73cc7fa9e233d0834b2f9f1ccfcd7
SHA256 bbad25357522d943e77a96c52698d14417ea4881780751aa6532ae32063d3fe8
CRC32 ae543c71
Example file location ---
Filename ResCache.dir
System Windows Vista
File size 97760 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 7b3af2f4a9fa2e0167a29e8d21249737
SHA1 bf73cbe429755395818dbd70f440f27c97c2488f
SHA256 6960e9d0617e004ea2fa76529200e52f8bf95c37de6316a80a6e23ed33d424b2
CRC32 a639e387
Example file location ---