WindowsExplorer.admx Troubleshoot and Download

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

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

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

File info

General information
Filename WindowsExplorer.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 42461
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
WindowsExplorer.admx

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

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

WindowsExplorer.admx

Error

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

OK

Problems related to WindowsExplorer.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 WindowsExplorer.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of WindowsExplorer.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: ---

If the steps did not solve your WindowsExplorer.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 WindowsExplorer.admx
System Windows 10
File size 42461 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 56ced6cded39ba402d29a93c97c9879a
SHA1 5f0a68450fc43111667b21e61566f6b848245ba5
SHA256 ef7ba94831fb1a4db8980c9296183ceb5ac9118fa15d0b95822456d282bb716c
CRC32 4304eceb
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename WindowsExplorer.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 42416 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 9f3c2d688fcbdb7b4cda9b645b6e3d5f
SHA1 9f3ba194604e875d3c7aaf7268c264bbaa1a773e
SHA256 08639812eadb3f6c0ace4d58ca78c1e613bfe88747e1c9582f0b2da01b29480c
CRC32 45dff3c3
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename WindowsExplorer.admx
System Windows 7
File size 35942 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 6bba1e311d9d0e64713cfd0c6c74cbf4
SHA1 b86d835b35057eb28fbe4406de87a2c90ac3f2a4
SHA256 27ba75ea26de3ca8da18a9b01837169917a3353bca4c7c9aaa0e0b8e8548808b
CRC32 5e52966e
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename WindowsExplorer.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 16477 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c1eb06e74ed3348a61ce6744667a374d
SHA1 ffae19bf74d7236a6e4c837337eed2a997421b46
SHA256 ddf2ce081e4293a287138ae25aa52d10882cb797b54b2f082653d8ded6f6897e
CRC32 bce9e22e
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename WindowsExplorer.admx
System Windows 8
File size 42416 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 9f3c2d688fcbdb7b4cda9b645b6e3d5f
SHA1 9f3ba194604e875d3c7aaf7268c264bbaa1a773e
SHA256 08639812eadb3f6c0ace4d58ca78c1e613bfe88747e1c9582f0b2da01b29480c
CRC32 45dff3c3
Example file location ---