How To Troubleshoot “swbrowser.sldedb” missing

February 5, 2024

How to deal with SOLIDWORKS database ‘swbrowser.sldedb’ is missing?

How To Troubleshoot "swbrowser.sldedb" missing


This error may arise due to two potential causes. Firstly, SolidWorks may be linked to an incorrect location. Secondly, there could be corruption in the Toolbox data.

The following are the troubleshooting instructions for addressing the first cause.

  1. Navigate to ‘Options’, then under ‘System Options’, proceed to ‘Hole Wizard/Toolbox’. Subsequently, click ‘OK’ to close the error window.How To Troubleshoot "swbrowser.sldedb" missing
  2. You may notice that the box is either blank or connected to an incorrect location. To link it to the correct folder, click the ‘…’ button.How To Troubleshoot "swbrowser.sldedb" missing


      3. Select the SOLIDWORKS Data 20XX  folder. By default, the folder will be located in C drive. Next, click “Select Folder”.How To Troubleshoot "swbrowser.sldedb" missing


    4. The folder location has now been updated, resolving the issue. Please proceed to click ‘OK’ to close the window.

How To Troubleshoot "swbrowser.sldedb" missing


However, if the SOLIDWORKS Data folder is corrupted, you will require assistance from our technical support team,