Component Object Model (COM) Error – CAT_E_CATIDNOEXIST 0x80040160

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “CAT_E_CATIDNOEXIST 0x80040160” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message


What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

CATID does not exist