Download and Fix UserProfiles.adml

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

UserProfiles.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 UserProfiles.adml related errors on your device. You can also download UserProfiles.adml file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8.1 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

File info

General information
Filename UserProfiles.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 43896
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to UserProfiles.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 UserProfiles.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of UserProfiles.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 8.1: ---

If the steps did not solve your UserProfiles.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 UserProfiles.adml
System Windows 10
File size 43896 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 5f55e2d434e9be9d2ac4108c2ae42106
SHA1 6785c7ef4f183004f4f9ccf9d383dabf8914bff3
SHA256 d9459ccad7106cc5a8665076c9d74c39d211d11a6f33870385528389826264d9
CRC32 d4e8abaa
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename UserProfiles.adml
System Windows 8
File size 43368 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 55d36ab253dc27eddf7a29dc46f1dfdd
SHA1 697fe25895131ad2f98265a78cce69a1ec48a664
SHA256 b93ccf2b82ebab836719df6ac7b2a1d3fac34b33841e01b99c6827fde4a2bac9
CRC32 fa4dd3ff
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename UserProfiles.adml
System Windows 7
File size 37826 bytes
Date 2011-04-12
File details
MD5 cf502c60dcfe19b0492c03c7a295236c
SHA1 a57ef7955b393fef40ff176c807bbe4eb72033d0
SHA256 ec8e770e66b7dd2c2a58f71d6e9de1d17eecc2fcb6f2cfb80528ba2e56a71a43
CRC32 2676294b
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename UserProfiles.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 33662 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b5c609b29f57e1f79bdeb570278638bb
SHA1 792adc5a334c9dba23e192d14dd2bf4f94f12d3f
SHA256 53587f632ca41b256b0914435f2622eb23f0621d8d620ff7940ef2976870a4a2
CRC32 40693eae
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename UserProfiles.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 43896 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 5f55e2d434e9be9d2ac4108c2ae42106
SHA1 6785c7ef4f183004f4f9ccf9d383dabf8914bff3
SHA256 d9459ccad7106cc5a8665076c9d74c39d211d11a6f33870385528389826264d9
CRC32 d4e8abaa
Example file location ---