How to Download and Fix UserProfiles.admx?

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

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

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

File info

General information
Filename UserProfiles.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 20787
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
UserProfiles.admx

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

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

UserProfiles.admx

Error

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

OK

Problems related to UserProfiles.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 UserProfiles.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 8.1: ---

If the steps did not solve your UserProfiles.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 UserProfiles.admx
System Windows 10
File size 20787 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 7810db16193354ed211a8b4f37dbc253
SHA1 49c4428eab13696d9cf5e55cfc5f8ba9ad44022c
SHA256 0a2a59a099f8d9bd85a4b0dfad4de24b065b75831ea44c788a636d56a38d3140
CRC32 305a1c4c
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename UserProfiles.admx
System Windows 8
File size 20266 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 e5a8d2f07a0fc025f3e71bb5069d7655
SHA1 05581179f9fa120bda7fb71dd6f201c66ceba05e
SHA256 506296c239bf98b2686b5c9e220c365f3e5020869603ff50c34345fa4d9b84dc
CRC32 68af585d
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename UserProfiles.admx
System Windows 7
File size 15021 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 176712e4d8964128266862517041c8f7
SHA1 6d7b29bb1f943f42049cdf030675e561c8c57629
SHA256 e9294013d342313b58b263bce100d9d38ee01db8bd28ded1c06ec680d9140fcf
CRC32 313ae91a
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename UserProfiles.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 10276 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 72cda6630dfb37807bfe0c717051585e
SHA1 85faf526d1e2c29bdbec8e23d3730804f8e0b675
SHA256 5e85f7e55067190ca5964e3cd600772eb98097cba7e0a2897236767a6ebd600b
CRC32 8aa786db
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename UserProfiles.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 20787 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 7810db16193354ed211a8b4f37dbc253
SHA1 49c4428eab13696d9cf5e55cfc5f8ba9ad44022c
SHA256 0a2a59a099f8d9bd85a4b0dfad4de24b065b75831ea44c788a636d56a38d3140
CRC32 305a1c4c
Example file location ---