Taskbar.admx Troubleshoot and Download

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

Taskbar.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 Taskbar.admx related errors on your device. You can also download Taskbar.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 Taskbar.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 14692
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to Taskbar.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 Taskbar.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of Taskbar.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 Taskbar.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 Taskbar.admx
System Windows 10
File size 14692 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 fd4e65bb2dfb2c9ae84bb606bca7d360
SHA1 033a802d6336e612a97110c57564c067bbd079ad
SHA256 7030e8975ca3e6cc90ae590b2ed191ea09ab3180e23583a2ce3b957751204174
CRC32 e9dd901f
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Taskbar.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 12235 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 3719c04eef608dfc5993e712c3430365
SHA1 47f09d460851f47cf200eb3c81ae173eaf905761
SHA256 43e85afe02807fe8edde9c7858a8085df97113117f422a3485333988d966266c
CRC32 ae215fac
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Taskbar.admx
System Windows 8
File size 9862 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 f7312b6bf8d3f5eb986410dc7cfd74dc
SHA1 17b68bb3a59a78426c166c0e1ec4ca2a50f40f03
SHA256 39b919772bf7c67b687708fb9d63a5df43cd38e9eb36b19faa266d6d5d034731
CRC32 d701173b
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Taskbar.admx
System Windows 7
File size 9365 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 df269058e534180b54c464f7eceff3be
SHA1 5c0cbb62173e6a111c99a198934392da38ff81d2
SHA256 29f006919a93d7840cc653f58c2e87048d5ee82d21c27b7ff3df3f74b99e6f78
CRC32 c60f7dfd
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename Taskbar.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 5755 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 dcbade1d94ce89c1c026335f2aaa4282
SHA1 0c23c59e1d6f74e52666215ea0e97c6b5fe60784
SHA256 a6a215578fa21d4ecb4380be6540609ad6643c2e42ae74c6fd729f8f93bba5df
CRC32 4082a57c
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\