SettingSync.admx - Repair Issues and Download

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

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

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

File info

General information
Filename SettingSync.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 9723
Oldest file 2012-06-02
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to SettingSync.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 SettingSync.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.

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your SettingSync.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 SettingSync.admx
System Windows 10
File size 9723 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 a80fc4fac5931dfb596b370ca2f5ece1
SHA1 e7114ae06f337d8caa78afeb04d091cbcc7434d7
SHA256 56421eab63da6cd0fde693877e18b2d3156dfe7faa5e5f599174bd1011ce443e
CRC32 b1ee934c
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename SettingSync.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 9716 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 404ba8741bd37c8c5d57047c933b6685
SHA1 a4190deef05c64da3f5518d5f2e16888805e678b
SHA256 6a3e048bf249860ca371edccbc01485f3bb8290c77ad9b05060c5142c0772596
CRC32 58c4778f
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename SettingSync.admx
System Windows 8
File size 7857 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 3def9790851bd3e69fd6fce4c1b9942d
SHA1 8123b5c85098993572859da4694761157792e6a8
SHA256 a69a61349bee84895957d5a1c8fedeb67c2ae2732ecf65a33b99b3c008d9ee5e
CRC32 c1b1117c
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\