Download Search.adml to Fix Errors

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

Search.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 Search.adml related errors on your device. You can also download Search.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 Search.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 36937
Oldest file 2009-04-11
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to Search.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 Search.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of Search.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 Search.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 Search.adml
System Windows 10
File size 36937 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 d96718a3711ddcdead39e6be71c42694
SHA1 6d6eacf59fe0930787c2517a972d183a0e30c140
SHA256 b9e18506f8303be9f001d068e7789021e83ff5c73e319f44640f2847aecbab05
CRC32 9dd2204c
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Search.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 35575 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 a17eac9b01289cb4796f97e57c0f081b
SHA1 ff0c25cfc7b14afc64fde460ec3ad0d5479faf42
SHA256 068712ee7177ccee1fa153b0924f011c747c92c00d8dd1f22ebfe74d9da67a13
CRC32 f08b02b7
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Search.adml
System Windows 8
File size 30061 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c726f4d04debe3cb19c5e8d7a781a682
SHA1 c3461368f5b3151a9b95c579a862e26f24b6658f
SHA256 562daf19affd89fa7da6e20e4c02eee184f5bc5a919db55f6f69af049acd2dcf
CRC32 160e497f
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Search.adml
System Windows 7
File size 56306 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 f31a07e465fc1489889646f3dadfde40
SHA1 52122d41435b0e91f2b58186161b2e7931f8b571
SHA256 21ad21dbfd5435cda1a6bc8a11d5491f9ff9e55f545acec82b233f6e4f41e968
CRC32 40b85786
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Search.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 51190 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 8db2260d492f34cb78705a773759008c
SHA1 7145b54774922c2c045e8266e7b40305501a371f
SHA256 957572b2ad930662255b904bc8c7459d605c8a3c11f7244649d80871dfb3034e
CRC32 74c5caa4
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\