How to Update, Download, and Fix Toolbox.exe

Last Updated: 05/18/2020
[Time Needed for Reading: ~4-6 minutes]

Additional tools to repair, optimize and clean Windows system. files such as Toolbox.exe utilize the EXE file extension. This file is considered a Win32 EXE (Executable application) file, and was first created by IObit for the Toolbox software package.

The initial introduction of Toolbox.exe released in IObit Toolbox 1.2 was for Windows 10 on 03/17/2011. This file release marks the latest and most updated version from IObit.

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

File Analysis Provided by Jason Geater (Author)

Recommended Download: Fix Toolbox.exe / IObit Toolbox-related registry issues with WinThruster.

Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000

Average User Rating


Optional Offer for WinThruster by Solvusoft
| EULA | Privacy Policy | Terms | Uninstall

File Overview

General Information
File Name: Toolbox.exe
File Extension: EXE file extension
Description: Additional tools to repair, optimize and clean Windows system.
Object File Type: Executable application
File Operating System: Win32
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
User Popularity Rating:
Developer and Software Information
Software Developer: IObit
Software Program: Toolbox
Legal Copyright: Copyright(C) 2005-2011
File Details
Character Set: Windows, Latin1
Language Code: English (U.S.)
File Flags: Pre-release
File Flags Mask: 0x003f
Entry Point: 0x8dde0
Code Size: 574464

What are Toolbox.exe Error Messages?

Toolbox.exe Runtime Errors

Runtime errors are IObit Toolbox errors that occur during "runtime". Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these EXE errors are triggered when Toolbox.exe is attempted to be loaded either when IObit Toolbox is starting up, or in some cases already running. Runtime errors are the most common form of EXE error you will encounter using IObit Toolbox.

In most cases, Toolbox.exe runtime errors occurring while the program is running will result in the program terminating abnormally. Most of these Toolbox.exe error messages mean that IObit Toolbox was either unable to locate this file on startup, or the file is corrupt, resulting in a prematurely-aborted startup process. Generally, IObit Toolbox will be unable to start without resolving these errors.

Some of the most common Toolbox.exe errors include:

  • Toolbox.exe - Bad Image.
  • Toolbox.exe Application Error.
  • Toolbox.exe could not be found.
  • Toolbox.exe could not be installed.
  • Toolbox.exe could not be launched. Class not registered.
  • Toolbox.exe could not be started.
  • Toolbox.exe failed to initialize properly.
  • Toolbox.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Toolbox.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  • Toolbox.exe is not running.
  • Cannot find Toolbox.exe.
  • Error starting program: Toolbox.exe.
  • Faulting Application Path: Toolbox.exe.
  • The file Toolbox.exe is missing or corrupt.
  • Windows failed to start - Toolbox.exe.
System Error

The program can’t start because Toolbox.exe is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

Finding the source of the Toolbox.exe error is key to properly resolving these errors. Although most of these EXE errors affecting Toolbox.exe will happen during startup, occasionally you will encounter a runtime error while using Toolbox. This can occur due to poor programming on behalf of IObit, conflicts with other software or 3rd-party plug-ins, or caused by damaged and outdated hardware. Also, these types of Toolbox.exe errors can occur if it has been accidentally moved, deleted, or corrupted by a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix Toolbox.exe 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 Toolbox.exe 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 Toolbox.exe error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

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

You can uninstall IObit Toolbox 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 IObit Toolbox 1.2 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

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

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

IObit Toolbox 1.2


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 Toolbox.exe 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 Toolbox.exe 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 Toolbox.exe 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 Toolbox.exe file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free Toolbox.exe files for every applicable version of IObit Toolbox. 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 Toolbox.exe Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate IObit Toolbox folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\iobit_toolbox\
    Windows 10: C:\iobit_toolbox\tools\
  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 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve Toolbox.exe 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 Toolbox.exe Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

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

Windows 10

Files Related to Toolbox.exe

EXE Files Related to Toolbox.exe

File Name Description Software Program (Version) File Size (bytes) File Location
Toolbox.exe Additional tools to repair, optimize and clean Windows system. Toolbox ( 1416848 C:\iobit_toolbox\tools\
FileSyncConfig.exe Microsoft OneDrive Configuration Application Microsoft OneDrive (19.222.1110.0006) 367464 C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDriv...
Suo12_StartupManager.exe Optimizes startups to accelerate your PC startup and improve your system pe ... Startup Manager ( 2276696 C:\iobit_toolbox\tools\
AppInstallerPythonRedi... AppInstallerPythonRedirector.exe Microsoft Appx Click Handler (1.0.191018002-AppxClickHandlerstor) 251392 C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopA...
XboxIdp.exe Windows Executable IObit Toolbox 1.2 17920 C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.XboxIden...

Other Files Related to Toolbox.exe

File Name Description Software Program (Version) File Size (bytes) File Location
Sessions.xml Extensible Markup Language Driver Booster 5277233 C:\Windows\servicing\Sessions\
Sessions.back.xml Extensible Markup Language Driver Booster 5277233 C:\Windows\servicing\Sessions\
setuperr.log Log IObit Toolbox 1.2 989 C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\
setupact.log Log Start Menu 8 62521 C:\Windows\Panther\UnattendGC\
setupact.log Log Start Menu 8 22792 C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther\


Optional Offer for WinThruster by Solvusoft | EULA | Privacy Policy | Terms | Uninstall

Browse Other File Extensions in Alphabetical Order :   # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

You are downloading trial software. The purchase of a one-year software subscription at the price of $39.95 USD is required to unlock all software features. Subscription auto-renews at the end of the term (Learn more). By clicking the "Start Download" button above and installing "Software", I acknowledge I have read and agree to the Solvusoft End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy.