Fix HelpAndSupport.adml Errors

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

HelpAndSupport.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 HelpAndSupport.adml related errors on your device. You can also download HelpAndSupport.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.

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

File info

General information
Filename HelpAndSupport.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 3089
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
HelpAndSupport.adml

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

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

HelpAndSupport.adml

Error

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

OK

Problems related to HelpAndSupport.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 HelpAndSupport.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of HelpAndSupport.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 HelpAndSupport.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 HelpAndSupport.adml
System Windows 10
File size 3089 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 ff9ef4c6bce28ed5d6c68034cf5fb683
SHA1 9cd42425c65e031c5d535fd63b8a113fce81923e
SHA256 c121b0c89956299e7ea7212d382e199bdf50f51fe94634740934c56bac669cac
CRC32 585bab12
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename HelpAndSupport.adml
System Windows 7
File size 3021 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b8ad17161bf250011b2521fd64cf28bf
SHA1 20e35dccd0776c7db48c5c2af5be690096adf795
SHA256 3eb417d493a55efcbe00ddc4d3430fd71de1e46c470171175c1b6602108dde28
CRC32 c6c605db
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename HelpAndSupport.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 3715 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 04592c0878afb1176568e053a9abf0cc
SHA1 48a37354ab5feb781ca88cdc8a092b606c45f45b
SHA256 15808f2f70d0aa191918c803d6da2b0e1867bc87cfc897e5d4566819f0df3144
CRC32 a36ebbd4
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename HelpAndSupport.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 3089 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 ff9ef4c6bce28ed5d6c68034cf5fb683
SHA1 9cd42425c65e031c5d535fd63b8a113fce81923e
SHA256 c121b0c89956299e7ea7212d382e199bdf50f51fe94634740934c56bac669cac
CRC32 585bab12
Example file location ---
Filename HelpAndSupport.adml
System Windows 8
File size 3089 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 ff9ef4c6bce28ed5d6c68034cf5fb683
SHA1 9cd42425c65e031c5d535fd63b8a113fce81923e
SHA256 c121b0c89956299e7ea7212d382e199bdf50f51fe94634740934c56bac669cac
CRC32 585bab12
Example file location ---