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[Windows] Delete hooks.dat and the Jagex Cache

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Windows script that deletes hooks.dat and the Jagex cache


TRiBot can break on multiple levels.

  • Script issue
  • Client incompatibility with a new RuneScape release
  • Networking problems
  • Underlying JVM problem
  • Other user-caused errors

Most of the time, inexperienced users that encounter any kind of problem on any level, that makes the client load but prevents the script from working, are jumping to the conclusion that the script itself is broken, and they proceed to spam on its thread, or in some cases, they even start additional threads in which they ask how to fix the script.


A very large number of those problems can be easily fixed by deleting a few files and restarting the client twice.

Since the overwhelming majority of the users that do the things described above are very inexperienced with computers, here is the easiest way possible to delete all the files just by double clicking an icon.





Ironically enough, file uploading is broken at the moment.

Thanks @Naton for bringing up this issue.


@TRiLeZ please fix so I can spread my malware :angel:



Until the issue is fixed, users are kindly asked to do the following (it's very easy and you only need to do it once):


1. Open Notepad:



2. Copy this code and paste it in Notepad:



TITLE #MakeTribotWorkAgain


CD %APPDATA%\.tribot\settings
DEL hooks.dat

DEL /F random.dat
DEL jagex_cl_oldschool_LIVE.dat
RMDIR /S /Q jagexcache

ECHO Files successfully deleted.
ECHO Please open TRiBot again.

ECHO Wait for the client to finish loading.
set /p input="Is the RuneScape login screen being displayed? (Y/N)"
IF /I NOT "%input%" == "Y" GOTO WAIT

ECHO TRiBot was probably fixed.



3. Click "Save As....":



4. Save this on you desktop. You can name it anything you want, but it's extremely important to write .cmd at the end of its name:





All you have to do now is double click the script anytime you want to run it (probably after every RuneScape update).




This script will:

  • Close all running instances of TRiBot
  • Delete hooks.dat
  • Delete the Jagex cache
  • Prompt the user to open TRiBot again and then close it, ensuring that the client was restarted twice



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On 8/22/2018 at 9:50 PM, derangedranger420 said:

Simply for clarification, this is the begin state of the issue, the mouse is on the pet toggle, then it will move the mouse to the mouse button toggle, switching it to one button mode. This is happening on every bot besides my simple alchers and whatnot.


Did you manage to fix this issue? - I am currently experiencing this.

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8 hours ago, t3l3 bl0ck3d said:

Did you manage to fix this issue? - I am currently experiencing this.

I've contacted the user and it turned out to be a script-specific bug, caused by a change made to the interface indexes.

You should notify the script's author about this issue.


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Just now, Kefdar said:

Do you have some information what to do on a macbook?

Sure, the same process can be done manually.

Find and delete the Jagex cache and hooks.dat. If you are not sure about their location, you can readily find it by doing a quick search on the forums / google.


Please note that today's update affected certain client features and if your scripts are not working, it's probably happening because of the update, and deleting the file will not solve the issue.


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Just now, Kefdar said:

Actually de woodcutting script is not working. What needs to be done to restart it?

As mentioned previously, the client is not working properly due to a game update.


The only thing that can be done at this point is to wait for the development team to fix the game hooks, which will probably take a few hours.


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