Programs.admx - How to Fix? Download Now

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

Programs.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 Programs.admx related errors on your device. You can also download Programs.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.

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

File info

General information
Filename Programs.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 3243
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
Programs.admx

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

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

Programs.admx

Error

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

OK

Problems related to Programs.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 Programs.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of Programs.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 Programs.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 Programs.admx
System Windows 10
File size 3243 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 2e7a9978135b21dff9d1fd14521f3763
SHA1 23ab24859e5d7cb4b1d39a09481c3b2c1e933ba2
SHA256 fe82b1b648b81e36de6eb2d237c97f898e2a0fccb64651bd570186968587fcb8
CRC32 7d1e8c0a
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Programs.admx
System Windows 7
File size 3239 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d880ba3e6118c6f5e8961c763c3c3dec
SHA1 e86f3e4922cf53ad39463cf30b5ceb2c432e90f2
SHA256 a60470514a6c3d2e284d9ab1c0e366453461a3f691624d37a416d3416ce343db
CRC32 7ac8329e
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Programs.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 3243 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 2e7a9978135b21dff9d1fd14521f3763
SHA1 23ab24859e5d7cb4b1d39a09481c3b2c1e933ba2
SHA256 fe82b1b648b81e36de6eb2d237c97f898e2a0fccb64651bd570186968587fcb8
CRC32 7d1e8c0a
Example file location ---
Filename Programs.admx
System Windows 8
File size 3243 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 2e7a9978135b21dff9d1fd14521f3763
SHA1 23ab24859e5d7cb4b1d39a09481c3b2c1e933ba2
SHA256 fe82b1b648b81e36de6eb2d237c97f898e2a0fccb64651bd570186968587fcb8
CRC32 7d1e8c0a
Example file location ---
Filename Programs.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 3239 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d880ba3e6118c6f5e8961c763c3c3dec
SHA1 e86f3e4922cf53ad39463cf30b5ceb2c432e90f2
SHA256 a60470514a6c3d2e284d9ab1c0e366453461a3f691624d37a416d3416ce343db
CRC32 7ac8329e
Example file location ---