Fix Printing.admx Errors

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

Printing.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 Printing.admx related errors on your device. You can also download Printing.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 Printing.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 25224
Oldest file 2008-01-21
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to Printing.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 Printing.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of Printing.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: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\

If the steps did not solve your Printing.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 Printing.admx
System Windows 10
File size 25224 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 4f8dca2fce909ab49655c1a86f899e86
SHA1 dcb4341e99d239b22bddc1e4483476dad8126446
SHA256 3626434f9a5bd0c422c40183ed058fa3c0f388328d7049f83d0bdbb645d4e084
CRC32 b60ee305
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Printing.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 24802 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 2ecb619a6b1fcb2a32a18f5621e5dfaf
SHA1 1af6efe3bcf59a75ae26292672a026c42648ad4e
SHA256 293e35a5a5b416400da1fca5f4c74bd8688cf9ca0ffd49b9a417966eb3b12b45
CRC32 c828bcb2
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Printing.admx
System Windows 8
File size 24214 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 08158acefe8f64655204b838ac31cc4e
SHA1 3be6a9bd86cc3420289cf9850ff29083e68c9c18
SHA256 1d2808fce3fe25dea25bcc544277fdea7cf7bf16019a1a6bd0b91a87ab08fc56
CRC32 6d3abb12
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Printing.admx
System Windows 7
File size 30822 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 547e6a26f3a7390f1150f7a6dc188fce
SHA1 6e4e0d6a8041130b5078d82476b6bc6288d86694
SHA256 0ba2c83ead9673ddb3dccc5babc55af839b36e98a5ee539940dd6b0e35225789
CRC32 861d6b22
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Printing.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 24322 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b628dcfb66ba1487938cc86471f0aefa
SHA1 18d314f4b00f85339add0acdaef9099cef0ee47c
SHA256 4f5318c00ec6779a6e695270de3433973e39604035f9f3e37dff3237abcb8208
CRC32 9e694ad8
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\