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

AppCompat.admx file Windows Group Policy Language-neutral. 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 AppCompat.admx related errors on your device. You can also download AppCompat.admx file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

File info

General information
Filename AppCompat.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 5203
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
AppCompat.admx

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

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

AppCompat.admx

Error

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

OK

Problems related to AppCompat.admx 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 AppCompat.admx 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace AppCompat.admx 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 AppCompat.admx file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 8.1: ---
  • Windows 8: ---

If the steps did not solve your AppCompat.admx 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 AppCompat.admx
System Windows 10
File size 5203 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 9f090d18f3bdb120480cc63f1bc5e5fd
SHA1 66afe722858d0c91b1d0d45844fce80db3a120e2
SHA256 3377eaae4a6f7cd036d70c5f3358870f29ac536c06a4fd784d10e1840201b1db
CRC32 e9cbcdb4
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename AppCompat.admx
System Windows 7
File size 5393 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 255719c50be50f7883c33e806f038e62
SHA1 cddb7792f28e3ebbe2ae706dcc206b67960fc031
SHA256 defed64068dc7b55ad2c1cfcd2e89a9fb8bdf7b5cee58c375fb8abc811e6ba1d
CRC32 545e8a7f
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename AppCompat.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 3796 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 cec01c6c174a46541aec1797bf593f23
SHA1 54030bdf3c74d0acd2484722e9ffcba315912156
SHA256 d3b415d50450e53262ec34fb999c03d062fff498aa5bdea8b3fa377b5dc991cd
CRC32 b4e44fbc
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename AppCompat.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 5203 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 9f090d18f3bdb120480cc63f1bc5e5fd
SHA1 66afe722858d0c91b1d0d45844fce80db3a120e2
SHA256 3377eaae4a6f7cd036d70c5f3358870f29ac536c06a4fd784d10e1840201b1db
CRC32 e9cbcdb4
Example file location ---
Filename AppCompat.admx
System Windows 8
File size 5203 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 9f090d18f3bdb120480cc63f1bc5e5fd
SHA1 66afe722858d0c91b1d0d45844fce80db3a120e2
SHA256 3377eaae4a6f7cd036d70c5f3358870f29ac536c06a4fd784d10e1840201b1db
CRC32 e9cbcdb4
Example file location ---