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FileCrypt - Windows 10 Service

Windows sandboxing and encryption filter.

This service exists in Windows 10 only.

Startup Type

Windows 10 edition 1507 1511 1607 1703
Home System System System System
Pro System System System System
Education System System System System
Enterprise System System System System

Default Properties

Display name:FileCrypt
Service name:FileCrypt
Type:filesys
Path:%WinDir%\system32\drivers\filecrypt.sys
Error control:critical
Group:FSFilter Encryption

Default Behavior

The FileCrypt service is a file system driver. If FileCrypt fails to load or initialize, the error is logged and the computer attempts to restart, using the Last Known Good configuration. If the Last Known Good configuration fails, Windows 10 startup also fails, and the boot process halts with a Stop error. If you disable this service, Windows 10 will fail to start. Do NOT change this service startup configuration if your computer is working.

Dependencies

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

Restore Default Startup Type for FileCrypt

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreFileCryptWindows10.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 filecrypt.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.