How to Download and Fix DWM.adml?

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

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

File info

General information
Filename DWM.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 4823
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
DWM.adml

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

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

DWM.adml

Error

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

OK

Problems related to DWM.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 DWM.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.

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your DWM.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 DWM.adml
System Windows 10
File size 4823 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 8c0c1f2ac3237b8aa71f88a5650c0e68
SHA1 8a39fc535339841cc7573b1dcff729cec8e54114
SHA256 844bf77e54e0c353537b0d1349f0173049dd36c0cb64eaee900663cd0a227ab4
CRC32 34388c50
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename DWM.adml
System Windows 7
File size 4494 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 8c37d84c8f0fa25b6b3de461591e9ec9
SHA1 1ea4aea2e92f88cee63ea6e6f8784f9803c66bac
SHA256 c78e9f9fad105f041c85279c8b37f89c0e2f7822faa7270fe322b066a9b96ae9
CRC32 072302a8
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename DWM.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 4287 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 63a44abab4a3bf0b26d3b9823c2391cb
SHA1 7644d7fb87cce04b506fbb08e66db61a6788e61e
SHA256 951c9391de1a12d512504cdd1a3c818c11d60c477737347cecba56802fb043f1
CRC32 a2bd6998
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename DWM.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 4823 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 8c0c1f2ac3237b8aa71f88a5650c0e68
SHA1 8a39fc535339841cc7573b1dcff729cec8e54114
SHA256 844bf77e54e0c353537b0d1349f0173049dd36c0cb64eaee900663cd0a227ab4
CRC32 34388c50
Example file location ---
Filename DWM.adml
System Windows 8
File size 4823 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 8c0c1f2ac3237b8aa71f88a5650c0e68
SHA1 8a39fc535339841cc7573b1dcff729cec8e54114
SHA256 844bf77e54e0c353537b0d1349f0173049dd36c0cb64eaee900663cd0a227ab4
CRC32 34388c50
Example file location ---