How to Download, Fix, and Update 00010002.dir

Last Updated: 09/05/2018
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00010002.dir, also known as a Adobe Director Movie file, was created by Microsoft for the development of Windows Vista. DIR files fall under under the Video (Adobe Director Movie) file type category.

The first version of 00010002.dir for Windows Vista was introduced on 11/08/2006 in Windows Vista. According to our records, this release is the only version of this file offered by Microsoft.

Please continue reading to find your correct 00010002.dir file version download (free), detailed file information, and DIR file troubleshooting instructions.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: 00010002.dir
File Extension: DIR file extension
File Type: Video
Description: Adobe Director Movie
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Developer and Software Information
Software Program: Windows Vista
Developer: Microsoft
Software: Windows
Software Version: Vista
File Details
File Size (Bytes): 4096
Oldest File Date: 04/24/2017
Latest File Date: 04/24/2017

What are 00010002.dir Error Messages?

General 00010002.dir Runtime Errors

00010002.dir file errors often occur during the startup phase of Windows, but can also occur while the program is running. These types DIR errors are also known as “runtime errors” because they occur while Windows is running. Here are some of the most common 00010002.dir runtime errors:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex\Indexer\CiFiles\00010002.dir

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

Most DIR errors are due to missing or corrupt files. Your 00010002.dir file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Windows), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, 00010002.dir file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Windows, system crash while loading or saving 00010002.dir, 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 00010002.dir 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 00010002.dir 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 00010002.dir error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: Run SFC (System File Checker) to restore the corrupt or missing 00010002.dir file.

System File Checker is a utility included with every Windows version that allows you scan and restore corrupted system files. Use the SFC tool to fix missing or corrupt 00010002.dir files (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "cmd" but DO NOT PRESS "ENTER".
  3. Press and hold "CTRL-Shift" on your keyboard while pressing "ENTER".
  4. You'll be prompted with a permission dialog box.
  5. In the box, click "YES".
  6. You should have a black screen with a blinking cursor.
  7. In that black screen, type "sfc /scannow" and hit "ENTER".
  8. SFC will begin scanning for 00010002.dir issues and any other system file problems.
  9. Follow any on-screen commands to complete the process.

Please be aware that this scan might take a while, so please be patient while it is working.

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

sfc /scannow

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 00010002.dir 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 00010002.dir 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 00010002.dir 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 00010002.dir file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free 00010002.dir files for every applicable version of Windows. 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 00010002.dir Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy the file into the appropriate directory for your Windows version:

  4. Windows Vista: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex\Indexer\CiFiles\
  5. 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 Vista.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve 00010002.dir 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.

Download 00010002.dir Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying 00010002.dir to your appropriate Windows system directory. Microsoft typically does not release Windows DIR 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 00010002.dir and all other DIR files for Windows. An incorrectly installed DIR file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

Windows Vista

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