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File System Dependency Minifilter - Windows 10 Service

This minifilter tracks the dependencies associated with the various nested volumes/filesystems.

This service also exists in Windows 7 and 8.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:File System Dependency Minifilter
Service name:FsDepends
Type:filesys
Path:%WinDir%\System32\drivers\FsDepends.sys
Error control:critical
Group:FSFilter Top

Default Behavior

The File System Dependency Minifilter service is a file system driver. If File System Dependency Minifilter 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

File System Dependency Minifilter is unable to start, if the FltMgr service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for File System Dependency Minifilter

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreFileSystemDependencyMinifilterWindows10.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 FsDepends.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.