ControlPanelDisplay.adml Informations - Download and Fix

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing ControlPanelDisplay.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 ControlPanelDisplay.adml file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

ControlPanelDisplay.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 ControlPanelDisplay.adml related errors on your device. You can also download ControlPanelDisplay.adml file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename ControlPanelDisplay.adml
File extension ADML
Type System
Description Group Policy Language-Specific Administrative Template
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 21401
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
Fix File Errors

There are various types of errors related to ControlPanelDisplay.adml file. ControlPanelDisplay.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 ControlPanelDisplay.adml file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to ControlPanelDisplay.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 ControlPanelDisplay.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.

ControlPanelDisplay.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 ControlPanelDisplay.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 ControlPanelDisplay.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 ControlPanelDisplay.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 ControlPanelDisplay.adml file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the ControlPanelDisplay.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 ControlPanelDisplay.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 ControlPanelDisplay.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 ControlPanelDisplay.adml file

The last solution is to manually download and replace ControlPanelDisplay.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 ControlPanelDisplay.adml file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows 8.1: 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\

If the steps did not solve your ControlPanelDisplay.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 ControlPanelDisplay.adml
System Windows 10
File size 21401 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 a239a1039b3e9baf3c041bbeb793c19d
SHA1 866de5a20f58ae2fd33a970c64d0db60b02ae256
SHA256 4f79d26de967585f61fbffc243a64db7c9c7d4165f038e2482bdda6076c4da6f
CRC32 ba9b626a
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename ControlPanelDisplay.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 21011 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 61cb7046c23a14515c58521dad36ab6f
SHA1 62ec7a88975656944fd8ca72924a916336112465
SHA256 a4f9a17502e8aba9e82c5c324cbed40e109a565ca2e27b3d79389f1a595b3ccd
CRC32 916a51eb
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename ControlPanelDisplay.adml
System Windows 8
File size 16589 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 f11e4cd9f3f09b01e4543f782622c72a
SHA1 5256863c949f3fb15a6e0e9c698273f7f415bc67
SHA256 541b8d67cc13857e208049b3aef697cc6b815fae226dcb7a21616776436648c7
CRC32 1275646d
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename ControlPanelDisplay.adml
System Windows 7
File size 14642 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3ea4f7ec5c6b4be869490a93b78bc698
SHA1 7d5b72b7d67c56bf019d3c2582cf2fc240659e25
SHA256 d416825e451819d9d4317115013431e8f133c3a4988cb04a33d5ebc83bc7dfce
CRC32 ab12bd4f
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename ControlPanelDisplay.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 11496 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 63cf3c4dfd8144f5535cb12a33151b9a
SHA1 a003acb6fcc61ce71a2aa3a9498d0902068d75af
SHA256 b8b48e86285ed035e019d2aecd5d5de5568654a3c9670fc84eeaf416ee9434a2
CRC32 1aeebacf
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\