How to Repair WindowsMediaPlayer.adml? Download Now

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

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

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

File info

General information
Filename WindowsMediaPlayer.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 22067
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
Fix File Errors

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

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



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


Problems related to WindowsMediaPlayer.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 WindowsMediaPlayer.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of WindowsMediaPlayer.adml file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows 8: ---

If the steps did not solve your WindowsMediaPlayer.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 WindowsMediaPlayer.adml
System Windows 10
File size 22067 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 2e98c6915989ddc7243efcc53275a5fc
SHA1 d83fce256850ca49f4f58f3d6de0efa6f1524b03
SHA256 ac668c6094254bed8d12f1bf3b6d8e60b552c288acf47fab101ab889ba9d824e
CRC32 d820579b
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename WindowsMediaPlayer.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 21495 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 f240d3b4cf6d71a91f221750f02e2c49
SHA1 55544183c875c357aadd7d86ecc60d1e6646f7c4
SHA256 30bd78772a86ce8d23eca459a8584c0ddc40cc2b91fa5eb1c76627c1618fc401
CRC32 ec63732d
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename WindowsMediaPlayer.adml
System Windows 8
File size 22067 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 2e98c6915989ddc7243efcc53275a5fc
SHA1 d83fce256850ca49f4f58f3d6de0efa6f1524b03
SHA256 ac668c6094254bed8d12f1bf3b6d8e60b552c288acf47fab101ab889ba9d824e
CRC32 d820579b
Example file location ---