UserDataBackup.admx Informations - Download and Fix

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

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

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

File info

General information
Filename UserDataBackup.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Program Windows 8
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 8
File size 8101
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml

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

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



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


Problems related to UserDataBackup.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 UserDataBackup.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.

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your UserDataBackup.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 UserDataBackup.admx
System Windows 8
File size 8101 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 e16fbebbb0a2e17de200013e340fbad2
SHA1 a46d5f7ca08acd35b3c369b20f7e209a7f02af84
SHA256 edba981f396259cf9b8dedd5fe408826f3df8458d2d0a6a0976235fccd6526d0
CRC32 bd848c8e
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename UserDataBackup.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 8093 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c561b7c00ad70d97b1f765c43b341480
SHA1 4089dd2dc18a80ac9f8c0bf9d05524b22d987d2d
SHA256 386a1728f7a0fd69b7b9178b373c82de615dc6426de013986d2510d7a695cf7c
CRC32 8c24cbe5
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename UserDataBackup.admx
System Windows 7
File size 8101 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 e16fbebbb0a2e17de200013e340fbad2
SHA1 a46d5f7ca08acd35b3c369b20f7e209a7f02af84
SHA256 edba981f396259cf9b8dedd5fe408826f3df8458d2d0a6a0976235fccd6526d0
CRC32 bd848c8e
Example file location ---