Windows 10 Services

AppvVfs - Windows 10 Service

Microsoft App-V VFS Mini-Filter Driver.

This service exists in Windows 10 only.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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Default Properties

Display name:AppvVfs
Service name:AppvVfs
Error control:normal
Group:FSFilter Activity Monitor

Default Behavior

The AppvVfs service is a file system driver. If AppvVfs fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the AppvVfs service has failed to start.


AppvVfs is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:

If AppvVfs is stopped, the Microsoft App-V Client service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for AppvVfs

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreAppvVfsWindows10.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 AppvVfs.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.