Fix CredUI.admx Errors

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

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

File info

General information
Filename CredUI.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 2254
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
CredUI.admx

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

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

CredUI.admx

Error

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

OK

Problems related to CredUI.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 CredUI.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.

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your CredUI.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 CredUI.admx
System Windows 10
File size 2254 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 74e5a031b42cf1d268ede3b675234a38
SHA1 c713c3cffe727e0b9df57a3c34e775b3f2ce51ac
SHA256 b3708a1b26de928d8700d4fbd9db6f7eea79f0a6e05a5a0929350579494017cc
CRC32 0f1c5adf
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename CredUI.admx
System Windows 7
File size 1746 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 86e056dacfdf9e08386607f5a4e78892
SHA1 88fb366e320557c7ca2c372c27b1aa59cf261103
SHA256 a863e39211b41b59fe67f9a2a172aa5c31a7af9170349a62018d9ea1f286f4ac
CRC32 521c22c3
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename CredUI.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 2254 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 74e5a031b42cf1d268ede3b675234a38
SHA1 c713c3cffe727e0b9df57a3c34e775b3f2ce51ac
SHA256 b3708a1b26de928d8700d4fbd9db6f7eea79f0a6e05a5a0929350579494017cc
CRC32 0f1c5adf
Example file location ---
Filename CredUI.admx
System Windows 8
File size 2254 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 74e5a031b42cf1d268ede3b675234a38
SHA1 c713c3cffe727e0b9df57a3c34e775b3f2ce51ac
SHA256 b3708a1b26de928d8700d4fbd9db6f7eea79f0a6e05a5a0929350579494017cc
CRC32 0f1c5adf
Example file location ---
Filename CredUI.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 1746 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 86e056dacfdf9e08386607f5a4e78892
SHA1 88fb366e320557c7ca2c372c27b1aa59cf261103
SHA256 a863e39211b41b59fe67f9a2a172aa5c31a7af9170349a62018d9ea1f286f4ac
CRC32 521c22c3
Example file location ---