Windows 10 Services

AppID Driver - Windows 10 Service

Identifies an application and enforces software restriction policies.

This service also exists in Windows 7 and 8.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:AppID Driver
Service name:AppID
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The AppID Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If AppID Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the AppID service has failed to start.


AppID Driver is unable to start, if the FltMgr service is stopped or disabled.

If AppID Driver is stopped, the following services cannot start:

Restore Default Startup Type for AppID Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreAppIDDriverWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the appid.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.