OpenVPN is one of the most stable interfaces out there for VPN applications and it works flawlessly. You will not have to face any major errors while using the OpenVPN and that will enhance the experience great for you. However, once in a blue moon an error is inevitable like it is with all the technical products out there so you need to be prepared to deal with them if any such issue occurs. “OpenVPN failed to update database txt_db error number 2” is one such error that is confusing and it will stop your OpenVPN application to work. Here is all you need to know about it.
What Does It Mean?
The error will occur out of nowhere if you are already using OpenVPN and not only the application will crash but it will also be unable to start again. The error is caused by a bug when the OpenVPN application is unable to access some resource files and that file is crucial to the functioning of OpenVPN. So, you need to work on it and make sure that you find the right fix for the problem to make it work.
How To Fix OpenVPN Failed To Update Database txt_db Error Number 2?
1. Restart the Application
Restarting the application is the first thing you need to try, but it will not be easy for you to close OpenVPN easily. You will not only need to close the application from the interface, but you will also need to close it from the taskbar where it is minimized, but also from the task manager to be certain. So, access the task manager and then terminate the application normally, or you might need to force close it. Whatever you need, close the application completely and then start it over. This will access the file again and you will be able to make it work without getting the error message again.
If that doesn’t work for you, you can take a step further and try restarting the PC as well. Restarting the PC will clear out all the possible bugs and errors that might be causing you to have the problem. Once you restart the PC, you will be able to open the software again.
2. Be mindful about the files
You will find lots of files in the drive and folder where you have installed the OpenVPN and that is where all the important files are. These files are important for OpenVPN to work, and if any of the files are deleted or damaged, you can get this error message on your screen. Make sure to not delete or damage any such files and that is how it will work out flawlessly for you.
3. Reinstall the application
You will need to reinstall the application if nothing so far has worked for you because the file might be damaged beyond repair or it might have been deleted. Uninstall the application, make sure to delete all the registry files as well, and then restart your device once. After that, install the application again and it will fix it for you.