W32Time.adml Informations - Download and Fix

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing W32Time.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 W32Time.adml file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

W32Time.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 W32Time.adml related errors on your device. You can also download W32Time.adml file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename W32Time.adml
File extension ADML
Type System
Description Group Policy Language-Specific Administrative Template
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 25939
Oldest file 2009-04-11
MIME type application/xml
W32Time.adml

There are various types of errors related to W32Time.adml file. W32Time.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 W32Time.adml file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • W32Time.adml is corrupted
  • W32Time.adml cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - W32Time.adml
  • W32Time.adml file error
  • W32Time.adml file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register W32Time.adml file:
  • W32Time.adml file could not be loaded
  • W32Time.adml file doesn't exist

W32Time.adml

Error

Application could not be started because W32Time.adml file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.

OK

Problems related to W32Time.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 W32Time.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.

W32Time.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 W32Time.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 W32Time.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 W32Time.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 W32Time.adml file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the W32Time.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 W32Time.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 W32Time.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 W32Time.adml file

The last solution is to manually download and replace W32Time.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 W32Time.adml file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of W32Time.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: ---

If the steps did not solve your W32Time.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 W32Time.adml
System Windows 10
File size 25939 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 6e206e2df1cd0cbeff22e0ed658b24d7
SHA1 90bb4ce0a5361ea48c701df33b0386740b4492cd
SHA256 4d0e4e6ef583b2396c5b30c90f423c115c485df4ab772ffdcc0d2d50e63e373f
CRC32 14cb0f54
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename W32Time.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 16499 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 7faf3a73c8dbae90e511742bbb51aadd
SHA1 d651e3b70b5c8a6ce7fdcd92d15189cb6880a361
SHA256 b62d8648eb65a947ae783f67a0e3f2276545df1cd265cf4aa513dc53df6882e0
CRC32 f2b932a5
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename W32Time.adml
System Windows 7
File size 15034 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 58dacc44717e382ef9ec4b9c49904622
SHA1 9beecdf81797f3d3bc85185bd650455e3ebef941
SHA256 22a58ebd75867fd23249519e90bf76c158f75e17f174012f1d1e251fb0c90911
CRC32 12cbea22
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename W32Time.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 6141 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 df0796bff64c6bb0a16fc1a0b7c39c22
SHA1 cc787f06756facb51b3652f0b0818bcbfd1e404e
SHA256 2e192cd543de489670bca342ed8967e7631b93b23d1245e95ee868fd8594a3a4
CRC32 265d71a9
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename W32Time.adml
System Windows 8
File size 16499 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 7faf3a73c8dbae90e511742bbb51aadd
SHA1 d651e3b70b5c8a6ce7fdcd92d15189cb6880a361
SHA256 b62d8648eb65a947ae783f67a0e3f2276545df1cd265cf4aa513dc53df6882e0
CRC32 f2b932a5
Example file location ---