How to Download and Fix Explorer.adml?

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

Explorer.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 Explorer.adml related errors on your device. You can also download Explorer.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 Explorer.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 4363
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
Explorer.adml

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

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

Explorer.adml

Error

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

OK

Problems related to Explorer.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 Explorer.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of Explorer.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 Explorer.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 Explorer.adml
System Windows 10
File size 4363 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 b8789197191f1a2c461797c595fd8415
SHA1 ddcb4910a18c318e8e90cf29a92fe70adfdb20ee
SHA256 6cba67bf6d239fa46e6f2566f1f8653dcba053dc828aa731dd768c525af1bb1d
CRC32 b347bd53
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Explorer.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 3671 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 007b16aef3e958080573cdb80648167d
SHA1 6386caf4b0833cd007ef7919d752e5f97265990c
SHA256 19264d6e58af81864206285bc09fc307dd5a3a83da8debb3fbad2ae11f9e631b
CRC32 14853e05
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Explorer.adml
System Windows 7
File size 3695 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 7a4c7f3cb156543113596988479cafce
SHA1 2f346b45e816476eb2bb15f2c652e1d75b064926
SHA256 608c8e202458148a9f9567543a8ffd4dbf9e36e3dc96027229d3f5d3da90089d
CRC32 b32f1b6b
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Explorer.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 2791 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b17d3f048712809be9643ae542b7d6b0
SHA1 7a5f6a1e3df62539055f71f507a1d238b591fab8
SHA256 c1b1f9b7c4745158e9b5b8200ac8d0b7ab239a16af4a0b94327a9986198dd552
CRC32 4cf54f95
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Explorer.adml
System Windows 8
File size 3671 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 007b16aef3e958080573cdb80648167d
SHA1 6386caf4b0833cd007ef7919d752e5f97265990c
SHA256 19264d6e58af81864206285bc09fc307dd5a3a83da8debb3fbad2ae11f9e631b
CRC32 14853e05
Example file location ---