Taskbar.adml Informations - Download and Fix

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

Taskbar.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 Taskbar.adml related errors on your device. You can also download Taskbar.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 Taskbar.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 14364
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to Taskbar.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 Taskbar.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of Taskbar.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 Taskbar.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 Taskbar.adml
System Windows 10
File size 14364 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 106a4cf4982851ccb703e23eed3cff85
SHA1 786ddb9ac36382aeab5d73368444d6b9a9fd89ea
SHA256 db6da6f99218164ffc7fc1322344b4c84a09270c9c510715842da6e19735b2ca
CRC32 1c23d415
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Taskbar.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 11395 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 b04329c131f6270e21143e3a48884e73
SHA1 21a2ca3e301813810d7b3874d625c4fabc5dd96a
SHA256 17a7e0c29f6fad55f06306ece4251a6bf7d40bb30c3178385d01cffc805a1164
CRC32 0ecb5e6b
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Taskbar.adml
System Windows 8
File size 10291 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 933a707ddc279ea20ed78f4f30bf7cf8
SHA1 20a8d5fb81221f1456c5bd65676c55eb1b82855d
SHA256 0e14d3780966323a16e421d70006b2e2ff0208b2c57c0940d6e32a2a34312021
CRC32 910d8b40
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Taskbar.adml
System Windows 7
File size 8948 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 ed324177aa54e6520234e6ca568351a9
SHA1 04704a4a17c02b2a6a574437de9f12a5d42ac231
SHA256 8a1db9530d43afef8e20fd90330b4803f8ff34ad710236e313dc17a2f7b60c05
CRC32 5c9e529f
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Taskbar.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 4870 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 073d21f5c885e9b47e0fef98d5f8e475
SHA1 b5788e7962130911f56e4b8059093fde22196c44
SHA256 bfdcec2e9188a39a9471537db58b81e5b97a78000ecbb0fd3b485731bead3706
CRC32 109520fb
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\