ControlPanel.adml - How to Fix? Download Now

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing ControlPanel.adml files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent ControlPanel.adml file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

ControlPanel.adml file Group Policy Language-Specific Administrative Template. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of ControlPanel.adml related errors on your device. You can also download ControlPanel.adml file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename ControlPanel.adml
File extension ADML
Type System
Description Group Policy Language-Specific Administrative Template
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 8227
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
ControlPanel.adml

There are various types of errors related to ControlPanel.adml file. ControlPanel.adml file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to ControlPanel.adml file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • ControlPanel.adml is corrupted
  • ControlPanel.adml cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - ControlPanel.adml
  • ControlPanel.adml file error
  • ControlPanel.adml file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register ControlPanel.adml file:
  • ControlPanel.adml file could not be loaded
  • ControlPanel.adml file doesn't exist

ControlPanel.adml

Error

Application could not be started because ControlPanel.adml file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.

OK

Problems related to ControlPanel.adml can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing ControlPanel.adml file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

ControlPanel.adml file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with ControlPanel.adml file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to ControlPanel.adml file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of ControlPanel.adml or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to ControlPanel.adml file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the ControlPanel.adml file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the ControlPanel.adml file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the ControlPanel.adml file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace ControlPanel.adml file

The last solution is to manually download and replace ControlPanel.adml file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded ControlPanel.adml file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of ControlPanel.adml file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows 8: ---

If the steps did not solve your ControlPanel.adml file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename ControlPanel.adml
System Windows 10
File size 8227 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 ec0dceb88cba7b30085335218d90ec39
SHA1 fa6a487ffc1301a3e586bba19cd6eec468bf15d3
SHA256 5c8de82a9d5df2689125d05b683d2ef1260f0fd5d30e3e3eac4428457b1bacaf
CRC32 359b37cf
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename ControlPanel.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 6210 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 02f20efb8f224de1bece4fa4fadf1442
SHA1 16091d04a7a93cc21a3935841d1f30c643c2a782
SHA256 2d07c5b7079ed696aa73a4806a1b1feb2863b6a579033ef1f0a10e3d5d5e5fbc
CRC32 346fe4a8
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename ControlPanel.adml
System Windows 7
File size 5436 bytes
Date 2011-04-12
File details
MD5 96bfd125ea7e23bfc8f651ea753dcc06
SHA1 32420380fc66d05439f7eef6904c304bf4e1ec93
SHA256 2655bab368f933d2d66a59096d8b17b0ec3e03f36bd2103cbe2acd0bb4056fee
CRC32 c550cec4
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename ControlPanel.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 4634 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 5f8eba71206f71ee12f1e9e499f1db5a
SHA1 5fd5c68476068366531d40d1da9d653f93f015c7
SHA256 7860f0327576a2f8899a21a0399bde2f7e7590f0bd75d77cbc922bcffa153e42
CRC32 4b522df0
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename ControlPanel.adml
System Windows 8
File size 6210 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 02f20efb8f224de1bece4fa4fadf1442
SHA1 16091d04a7a93cc21a3935841d1f30c643c2a782
SHA256 2d07c5b7079ed696aa73a4806a1b1feb2863b6a579033ef1f0a10e3d5d5e5fbc
CRC32 346fe4a8
Example file location ---