How to Repair CredentialProviders.admx? Download Now

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

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

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

File info

General information
Filename CredentialProviders.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 4005
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
Fix File Errors

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

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



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


Problems related to CredentialProviders.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 CredentialProviders.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your CredentialProviders.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 CredentialProviders.admx
System Windows 10
File size 4005 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 ba405784babf659dc4ed9694383b0522
SHA1 41507794badf1fc13fdd4ac1896dbd7b70ba8015
SHA256 273f887151aef73d3d1bf3859fdc97e1cd696446eba097314e423f069fb614ec
CRC32 e40b33af
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename CredentialProviders.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 3465 bytes
Date 2013-06-18
File details
MD5 d96f90b4d57c16341985c99bc1e6f8a0
SHA1 e31afbd7a9a22e13a60167b5086b198e628c185d
SHA256 e0e27cf340f169cae76ba2b6f0b16a5314e831b9ebc18f5c737c6d40cda528cb
CRC32 fe365666
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename CredentialProviders.admx
System Windows 8
File size 2961 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 e4d53376884b7cc84503787a25d971bd
SHA1 eab62615953f0f73703bbf1b070b84a557024857
SHA256 c31cd3dc3e44722751b0e5b0f147028cbbffe79ee75304ce69a6e93c0a27afdf
CRC32 8ab200b0
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename CredentialProviders.admx
System Windows 7
File size 1933 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 a9d758bb78ed75886b0098816571e923
SHA1 221caee26c4ac719ce2a7f3c5c1907367a36d0cc
SHA256 7a493da9dcbbed3c83f0cffba641f051931af5bc72fc862762a7e1458121d0c3
CRC32 2f57438e
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename CredentialProviders.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 1933 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 a9d758bb78ed75886b0098816571e923
SHA1 221caee26c4ac719ce2a7f3c5c1907367a36d0cc
SHA256 7a493da9dcbbed3c83f0cffba641f051931af5bc72fc862762a7e1458121d0c3
CRC32 2f57438e
Example file location ---