Error Message Popping Up When I Try To Open HitFilm Express? How to fix?

h3artinurthr0at Posts: 2 Just Starting Out

When I try to open the editor, a message pops up that says, "The timeline cache could not be initialized. Database disk image is malformed."

What do I do to fix it?

I have the latest version of HitFilm Express and I have Windows 10.


  • h3artinurthr0at
    h3artinurthr0at Posts: 2 Just Starting Out

    nevermind! i figured it out!

    if anyone else is having this problem on Windows, follow these steps:

    Press the Windows button on the keyboard and type:

    C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Local\FXHOME\HitFilm Express (make sure to replace "YourUsername" with your PC username)

    Make sure all instances of HitFilm Express (including the error message) are closed.

    Right click on the Media file and delete it.

    Reopen HitFilm Express

    It may take some time for the media folder to delete, but this is what worked for me.

  • KirstieT
    KirstieT Posts: 1,272 Staff

    Thanks for taking the time to share the solution with our users @h3artinurthr0at - that'll be really useful for anyone experiencing the same issue :)