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File History Service - Windows 8 Service

Protects user files from accidental loss by copying them to a backup location.

This service also exists in Windows 10.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:File History Service
Service name:fhsvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\system32\fhsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege

Default Behavior

The File History Service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If File History Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the fhsvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

File History Service won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for File History Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreFileHistoryServiceWindows8.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.

Note. Make sure that the fhsvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.