Windows 10: Error when opening gpedit.msc

Discus and support Error when opening gpedit.msc in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Started to get it a couple months ago. Time to look into it. Not really sure how. Copy of the closest file name I could find <?xml... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ken1943, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. ken1943 Win User

    Error when opening gpedit.msc

    Started to get it a couple months ago. Time to look into it. Not really sure how.

    Copy of the closest file name I could find

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <!-- (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation -->
    <policyDefinitionResources xmlns:xsd="XML Schema" xmlns:xsi="" revision="1.0" schemaVersion="1.0" xmlns="">
    <displayName>enter display name here</displayName>
    <description>enter description here</description>
    <string id="DisableWindowsLocationProvider">Turn off Windows Location Provider</string>
    <string id="DisableWindowsLocationProvider_Explain">
    This policy setting turns off the Windows Location Provider feature for this computer.

    If you enable this policy setting, the Windows Location Provider feature will be turned off, and all programs on this computer will not be able to use the Windows Location Provider feature.

    If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, all programs on this computer can use the Windows Location Provider feature.</string>
    <string id="WindowsLocationProvider">Windows Location Provider</string>

    ken1943, Apr 7, 2016

  2. gpedit.msc is not opening

    I tried to open gpedit.msc in RUN (Window Key + R ) it got error "cannot find gpedit.msc" . When i see the folders GroupPolicy and GroupPolicyUsers in location C:\Windows\SysWOW64 , they are empty, no files.

    Please let me know how to open gpedit.msc ? any download / installer is providing by Microsoft ? (can't believe in other sites Error when opening gpedit.msc :p )

    **Post moved by the moderator to the appropriate forum category.***
    nikhilaokundi, Apr 7, 2016
  3. atomic911 Win User
    'app' can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account

    I keep getting this error with numerous Windows apps. I tried to search on Google and a lot of suggestions is to open "gpedit.msc".

    When I try to open it, I get an error that the file does not exist. I'm out of options.
    atomic911, Apr 7, 2016
  4. ken1943 Win User

    Error when opening gpedit.msc

    I wonder if it is because I have every thing about apps/sharing turned off. Also not using a MS account for anything.
    ken1943, Apr 7, 2016
  5. AndreyT Win User
  6. ken1943 Win User
    Thank you for that. Didn't really know where to dig !!!
    ken1943, Apr 8, 2016
  7. ken1943 Win User
    Tried a linux live dvd > too old for that stuff > finally was able to take ownership and delete the file. Fixed until some other crap
    shows up.
    ken1943, Apr 4, 2018

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