Windows 10 Services

File Information FS MiniFilter - Windows 10 Service

Collects information about files in memory to be consumed by other system services.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

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

Default Properties

Display name:File Information FS MiniFilter
Service name:FileInfo
Error control:normal
Group:FSFilter Bottom

Default Behavior

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


File Information FS MiniFilter is unable to start, if the FltMgr service is stopped or disabled.

If File Information FS MiniFilter is stopped, the Superfetch service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for File Information FS MiniFilter

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreFileInformationFSMiniFilterWindows10.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 fileinfo.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.