WindowsExplorer.adml Informations - Download and Fix

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

WindowsExplorer.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 WindowsExplorer.adml related errors on your device. You can also download WindowsExplorer.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.

File info

General information
Filename WindowsExplorer.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 58308
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
WindowsExplorer.adml

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

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

WindowsExplorer.adml

Error

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

OK

Problems related to WindowsExplorer.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 WindowsExplorer.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of WindowsExplorer.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 WindowsExplorer.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 WindowsExplorer.adml
System Windows 10
File size 58308 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 37702535d3de5002041dd30298685a7f
SHA1 bc20c71d7f679e7f7c17250cd4a3fbdb300250e6
SHA256 f5f9308b665cb07a9e80b61a85e595e006c7df027274a1421a455f7aad222c48
CRC32 985ea3c7
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename WindowsExplorer.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 57954 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c1fbabfe3bc28d72ceb06dabdd8dcdda
SHA1 74660612aae1056ebdb1dcbbe4d93aa163558ab4
SHA256 d350f2161317cca32ad7bb4d6cf369f3aa81467122855f9fa8b8b0ba15f14893
CRC32 cc7308fa
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename WindowsExplorer.adml
System Windows 7
File size 48102 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 381bd4bc11b62ce13b187113d5c8b7f7
SHA1 906f7935187929d21e413f617f0df45f4b14a6fb
SHA256 e26519361fb10192729644f3061f923e328151351b963f0e1836b61040d2f6c3
CRC32 64d02e12
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename WindowsExplorer.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 30180 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 ba6cd6b2569a26062bd776b55775b170
SHA1 bde9aba32f0989321cf8afd1ce9c4ef3c6126288
SHA256 421803dcdb4cf49b36b04e747ef0acfb6c17b930789796f090bfa5c39d760d4b
CRC32 909ce5b7
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename WindowsExplorer.adml
System Windows 8
File size 57954 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c1fbabfe3bc28d72ceb06dabdd8dcdda
SHA1 74660612aae1056ebdb1dcbbe4d93aa163558ab4
SHA256 d350f2161317cca32ad7bb4d6cf369f3aa81467122855f9fa8b8b0ba15f14893
CRC32 cc7308fa
Example file location ---