Download and Fix Sharing.admx

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

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

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

File info

General information
Filename Sharing.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 1985
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
Sharing.admx

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

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

Sharing.admx

Error

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

OK

Problems related to Sharing.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 Sharing.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.

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your Sharing.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 Sharing.admx
System Windows 10
File size 1985 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 cadd54b0e8de98b975fb93b15080f256
SHA1 a5f6bcb61b29738469b08ffe3e1bdeb2e49bc16a
SHA256 43b32411e5ce7a42cbe376d3de30320229244250c7e61892ccaba49c69659db2
CRC32 0087e039
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Sharing.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 1315 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4929548eee46b15dec6a078c65ed3a50
SHA1 12e1e303ee71ce1696f813e83b732b55a05d9857
SHA256 79d69faa7251e6c7822e490778163ff23db85a0595fdde8b8f62d7e813bef9f9
CRC32 5164457b
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Sharing.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 1985 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 cadd54b0e8de98b975fb93b15080f256
SHA1 a5f6bcb61b29738469b08ffe3e1bdeb2e49bc16a
SHA256 43b32411e5ce7a42cbe376d3de30320229244250c7e61892ccaba49c69659db2
CRC32 0087e039
Example file location ---
Filename Sharing.admx
System Windows 8
File size 1985 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 cadd54b0e8de98b975fb93b15080f256
SHA1 a5f6bcb61b29738469b08ffe3e1bdeb2e49bc16a
SHA256 43b32411e5ce7a42cbe376d3de30320229244250c7e61892ccaba49c69659db2
CRC32 0087e039
Example file location ---
Filename Sharing.admx
System Windows 7
File size 1985 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 cadd54b0e8de98b975fb93b15080f256
SHA1 a5f6bcb61b29738469b08ffe3e1bdeb2e49bc16a
SHA256 43b32411e5ce7a42cbe376d3de30320229244250c7e61892ccaba49c69659db2
CRC32 0087e039
Example file location ---