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Volume Shadow Copy driver - Windows 10 Service

Volume class filter driver that takes and manages snapshots.

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

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:Volume Shadow Copy driver
Service name:volsnap
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\System32\drivers\volsnap.sys
Error control:critical

Default Behavior

The Volume Shadow Copy driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Volume Shadow Copy driver 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.

Restore Default Startup Type for Volume Shadow Copy driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreVolumeShadowCopydriverWindows10.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 volsnap.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.