EnhancedStorage.admx Informations - Download and Fix

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

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

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

File info

General information
Filename EnhancedStorage.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 5113
Oldest file 2009-06-10
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to EnhancedStorage.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 EnhancedStorage.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.

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your EnhancedStorage.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 EnhancedStorage.admx
System Windows 10
File size 5113 bytes
Date 2013-06-18
File details
MD5 0e48149713b650babe74efc0b7b15495
SHA1 fff0d378f429727ac3174efcf564238ba173cd15
SHA256 78c56fdcfd6b8750416582aa93a4b7c55fc1d42c12c841324967b82008a889a2
CRC32 3b705f2b
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename EnhancedStorage.admx
System Windows 8
File size 5660 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 259c6356844ba2b86c7aa40f90dee7f3
SHA1 4056f4e9afb58fb7955e9952c6b21145a13cc7f6
SHA256 113898225e456f4c4c276ecfe38f21201637c876ad246811fe8921f45b37b9c2
CRC32 a7d0e8e1
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename EnhancedStorage.admx
System Windows 7
File size 5097 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 bc73e3ac42b8d385c4c00dc0733fd3bc
SHA1 e46b888a63e44914ac706d19a75de707d8869025
SHA256 c4ef0b192911f0d98a8563b8381e3661bcfef57395baced17129e9f302fdee0d
CRC32 11964d35
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename EnhancedStorage.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 5113 bytes
Date 2013-06-18
File details
MD5 0e48149713b650babe74efc0b7b15495
SHA1 fff0d378f429727ac3174efcf564238ba173cd15
SHA256 78c56fdcfd6b8750416582aa93a4b7c55fc1d42c12c841324967b82008a889a2
CRC32 3b705f2b
Example file location ---