Printing.adml Troubleshoot and Download

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

Printing.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 Printing.adml related errors on your device. You can also download Printing.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 Printing.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 33678
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to Printing.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 Printing.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of Printing.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 Printing.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 Printing.adml
System Windows 10
File size 33678 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 58e91d8ddb13a0558325a5fdd17703c0
SHA1 664a2604af847996e575dda1334b4e61a7a5efa1
SHA256 3cb9ead5aee95ad4fe8f4afa2282f790fcd02ba6557c2d22ebf10850b3943382
CRC32 8973f69b
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Printing.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 32416 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 42cd909a238426424f2e474914818015
SHA1 2333157f65f95e054b251dd99d8254ab91a7fecf
SHA256 868e59307ea3f1711249bd6f240d5991118ffeeb6220945d30498acde501b696
CRC32 291f49d5
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Printing.adml
System Windows 8
File size 31869 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 cc2c6e6f6deb15aea830abc6861d836b
SHA1 64412c7ef7a271da2ca1f9a9d21428326fcbb7fb
SHA256 5d5835a15c1ab95109baaf69e1b02efdbfa7c028f9fd792d338b6d2a98f42e28
CRC32 01d705a0
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Printing.adml
System Windows 7
File size 41633 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 a745e922c6eb7415ba2a072979124e92
SHA1 bf588e0a31207aa0bd2facc9aafa3a41c28f0ff6
SHA256 6af5dc0d7100eeaa3b4299fa907ede0273196c8ad7199f48cf4d9cbd8633c949
CRC32 69271f0a
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Printing.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 36556 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c404973892e735818cfdd04b0704d5a1
SHA1 8caec865d457ecf8625b69d1211c453fc3073ae4
SHA256 abb0e6d232f3cac121d48df90f15f50e19757a58e9fd84745d8d83e863e4df03
CRC32 4f6c711e
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\