Thumbcache_256.db - Download and Fix Errors

Last Updated: 02/03/2020
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The development of Office 2010 by Microsoft prompted the latest creation of thumbcache_256.db. It is also known as a Mobile Device Database file (file extension DB), which is classified as a type of Database (Mobile Device Database) file.

Thumbcache_256.db was first released for Windows Vista Operating System on 11/08/2006 with Windows Vista. The latest file update released for Office 2010 was on 06/15/2010 [file version 2010]. Thumbcache_256.db is bundled with the software package in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 8.

This article discusses complete file details, DB file troubleshooting instructions for problems with thumbcache_256.db, and a comprehensive set of free downloads for every file version that has been catalogued by our team.

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File Overview


General Information
File Name: thumbcache_256.db
File Extension: DB file extension
File Type: Database
Description: Mobile Device Database
User Popularity Rating:
 
Developer and Software Information
Software Program: Office 2010
Developer: Microsoft
Software: Office
Software Version: 2010
File Details
File Size (Bytes): 1048576
Oldest File Date: 04/24/2017
Latest File Date: 05/10/2017


What are thumbcache_256.db Error Messages?


General thumbcache_256.db Runtime Errors

Thumbcache_256.db file errors often occur during the startup phase of Office, but can also occur while the program is running. These types DB errors are also known as “runtime errors” because they occur while Office is running. Here are some of the most common thumbcache_256.db runtime errors:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_256.db

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.


Most DB errors are due to missing or corrupt files. Your thumbcache_256.db file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Office), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, thumbcache_256.db file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Office, system crash while loading or saving thumbcache_256.db, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or malware infection. Thus, it’s critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.



How to Fix thumbcache_256.db Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your thumbcache_256.db issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.


Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the thumbcache_256.db error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Office (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Office software.

You can uninstall Office software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for Office 2010 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Office software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

Office 2010

Microsoft Corporation

Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many thumbcache_256.db error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the thumbcache_256.db error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.



If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your thumbcache_256.db File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate thumbcache_256.db file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free thumbcache_256.db files for every applicable version of Office. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download thumbcache_256.db Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Office folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
    Windows 10: C:\Users\defaultuser0\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
    Windows 10: C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
    Windows 8.1: C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
    Windows 8: C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
    Show 5 more directories +
    Windows 8: C:\Users\Bill Gates\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
    Windows 7: C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
    Windows 7: C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
    Windows Vista: C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
    Windows Vista: C:\Users\Bill\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 7.


GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve thumbcache_256.db problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.



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CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying thumbcache_256.db to your appropriate Windows system directory. Microsoft typically does not release Office DB files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing thumbcache_256.db and all other DB files for Office. An incorrectly installed DB file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

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