INFCACHE.1 löschen

Windows legt von bekannten Treibern bisher angeschlossener Geräte eine Sicherungsdatei an.
Möglicherweise ist diese Datei durch eine vorausgegangene, fehlgeschlagene Installation eines
anderen Geräts beschädigt oder mit falschen Informationen abgespeichert.
Diese Datei sollte deswegen manuell gelöscht werden.

Dieses Problem betrifft alle Windows-Betriebssysteme ab Windows 2000!

Windows baut diese Datei wieder automatisch auf,
sobald ein neues Gerät angesteckt wird oder der Computer neu gestartet wird!

Die INFCACHE.1 befindet sich i.d.R. im Windowsverzeichnis:

  • %systemroot%\inf
  • Windows 7: %systemroot%\System32\DriverStore

Ein abschließender Neustart ist nicht notwendig, sollte aber dennoch durchgeführt werden.
Wir empfehlen, auch die versteckten Geräte zu entfernen.

Bei Vista und Windows 7 werden eventuell zusätzliche Rechte benötigt,
um die INFCACHE.1 zu löschen. Dazu ein Klick mit der rechten Maustaste auf die Datei,
anschließend Sicherheit oder Eigenschaften wählen.
Im Karteireiter Sicherheit können die benötigten Rechte für den Benutzer „Benutzer“ vergeben werden.



Windows salva i driver conosciuti di apparecchi collegati in un file di backup. Se questo file si danneggia o contiene dati errati
causa un’installazione di un’altra apparecchiatura collegata precedentemente fatta, ma fallita,  questo file é da cancellare manualmente.
Questo problema si applica a tutti gli OS Windows da 2000!

Windows ricostruisce questo file automaticamente, appena si collega una nuova apparecchiature oppure se il PC riparte!

il File INFCACHE.1 si troca generalmente nel percorso di Windows:

  • %systemroot%\inf
  • Windows 7: %systemroot%\System32\DriverStore

Una ripartenza del PC non é neccessaria ma é consigliata. Inoltre si consiglia di eliminare anche le apparechiature nascoste! 
In Vista e Windows 7 servono diritti di amministratore (che peró non é presente) per cancellare la  INFCACHE.1. Mouse destro sul file,
scegliere proprietá, poi sicurezza, aumentare i diritti x l’user normale e poi alla prossima ripartenza dovrebbe essere tutti i diritti ripristinati.

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  1. Comment by:
    shel lee

    Here is my experience of finding INFCACHE.1 in Win 8.

    Share it to anyone who need it.

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    First, it’s known that:

    In the legacy MS OS, such as win 2k(out of our discussion), xp and 2k3, even vista and 2008 (no r2)

    %systemroot%\inf\INFCACHE.1 is the driver cache file ( we can also think it as a driver index database).

    From win 7 to 2008 r2,

    The driver cache file is moved to the following directory, and some new files appeared.


    If these driver cache files is missing, corrupted or incorrect, those device based on the default drivers built-in system will not work properly.

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    From win 8 to the latest widows version,

    It seems that MS removed the driver cache which existed as files in the past.

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    We’ve spent some times, and it’s not easy to find the new way MS store the driver cache msg in win 8, there has none MS offical explanation.

    After win 8.1 is released, we still insist on looking for the driver cache storage location,

    Misled by the old version of windows, we think the driver cache should exist as file format as before, and we get nothing from file comparison and tracking.

    Then we try to find a new ideas to get new progress, and try to search any helpful msg from MS or Search Engine.

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    Finally, one day I found someone said he believe it’s functionality has been moved to the registry as HKLM\Drivers, and that the HIVE is loaded on demand.

    But I can not find this registry in my win 8.1 or win 8,

    After reinstall the os, at the first time while system is ready to use(System Initialization), Press [Shift]key + [F10]key to call the cmd wnd,

    Then run „regedit“, okay! the HKLM\DRIVERS is exists here! Export it now.

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    Here to share its data structures:


    There are 4 sub-items under HKLM\DRIVERS:


    I don’t know why it will disappear soon.

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    And there also has a registry:


    Which has the same data structures as HKLM\DRIVERS, but theirs content is different.


    So I export it too.

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    After gather the registry above, I heard someone told me there has another file exists in the OS:


    Well, just extract it from the System Installation Disk now!

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    OK, let‘ make a summary now.

    The „%systemroot%\system32\config\drivers“ can be extracted from System Disk easily, and the registry need to be exported at the System Initialization.

    After replace them to your OS, a sysrem reboot is needed to to take effect.

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