VolumeEncryption.adml - How to Fix? Download Now

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

VolumeEncryption.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 VolumeEncryption.adml related errors on your device. You can also download VolumeEncryption.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 VolumeEncryption.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 104487
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to VolumeEncryption.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 VolumeEncryption.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of VolumeEncryption.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 VolumeEncryption.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 VolumeEncryption.adml
System Windows 10
File size 104487 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 fdcd306303bae4661021b9eb3f27ef7e
SHA1 a817607bb9ca3a135f23314145d8932892f6b942
SHA256 ebd4719f0bf6380311f8768626c751fc41494a57973e5c2c93c4dbcf2d07ccea
CRC32 f831675c
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename VolumeEncryption.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 97809 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 11cdf6a637203126a5f35982f599c1af
SHA1 6e92bb3c55bad050302eafd9c7a722798b9fc0f1
SHA256 cc9bcbdb2fbbd9b3a529cfefaee37231be9d712840e0fbd456d8af9947e15f14
CRC32 02f9a240
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename VolumeEncryption.adml
System Windows 8
File size 97196 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 2275437ff08a8d86868aa81f461f17c3
SHA1 0c255446f60a006cd2d904ba00b0247d7c1b418d
SHA256 86ea522defb3ed6b350878c6fa7384653a827e3be2118017070cb9ed497408f7
CRC32 728e2828
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename VolumeEncryption.adml
System Windows 7
File size 62509 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 dc6986691d1e30d6d132aa06756a380f
SHA1 1f00eed5e29fc1908df7724b79409c74234a7995
SHA256 ba96ed251b9317761b23c598d92356f9e4e8df8dbd60aafbe313493b4e6be935
CRC32 f2b9d2cb
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename VolumeEncryption.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 19625 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 45b0ddf200165a9b6b9ec23e5c80eb66
SHA1 e6b8177861c53b5d5e18cbbb91a30f1234935469
SHA256 106d133a34012f9f22bce90995ef69854f10ddf9afdedd3226f3271b5f9be584
CRC32 9fb4e10c
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\