AppxPackageManager.admx - How to Fix? Download Now

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

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

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

File info

General information
Filename AppxPackageManager.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 4152
Oldest file 2012-06-02
MIME type application/xml
Fix File Errors

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

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



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


Problems related to AppxPackageManager.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 AppxPackageManager.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\

If the steps did not solve your AppxPackageManager.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 AppxPackageManager.admx
System Windows 10
File size 4152 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 20aa18d51d2ef833396d65758bae2f68
SHA1 28ab9415d38bcc677ee6871cb1b5502ceda328a3
SHA256 4e8b6364a608a93e2425f365582c14df4ba05273a4cdf3b7d63513648d7d8d6c
CRC32 209f7290
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename AppxPackageManager.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 2463 bytes
Date 2013-06-18
File details
MD5 8f6eacf6ba3557c023b7ef52cf374796
SHA1 4d4f7a83c972a8d25ac1a5b4c5bf16452737c76c
SHA256 a57c185e3692bd976618a9c3d225b61f352931c61ebb4cedeb1931fa4826ddd6
CRC32 85395633
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename AppxPackageManager.admx
System Windows 8
File size 1900 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 da8f6801e60bfeca43d28c9dd57e8c5a
SHA1 e194ef88dc3e3c88cd90b9c1ebba374bb91c0451
SHA256 608a3afb7086f0dfe02643e7981b0a7a0f7940688bcfbed79bb5f88f5665b9ef
CRC32 fe749b35
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\