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Volume Shadow Copy - Windows 10 Service

Manages and implements Volume Shadow Copies used for backup and other purposes. If this service is stopped, shadow copies will be unavailable for backup and the backup may fail. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

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

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Volume Shadow Copy
Service name:VSS
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\system32\vssvc.exe
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The Volume Shadow Copy service is running as LocalSystem in its own process of vssvc.exe. It doesn't share its process with other services. If Volume Shadow Copy fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the VSS service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Volume Shadow Copy is unable to start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Volume Shadow Copy

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreVolumeShadowCopyWindows10.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 vssvc.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.