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Work Folders - Windows 8 Service

This service syncs files with the Work Folders server, enabling you to use the files on any of the PCs and devices on which you've set up Work Folders.

This service also exists in Windows 10.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core not exists Manual Manual
Pro not exists Manual Manual
Enterprise not exists Manual Manual

Default Properties

Display name:Work Folders
Service name:workfolderssvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%WinDir%\system32\workfolderssvc.dll
Error control:normal
Group:LocalService
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Work Folders service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Work Folders fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the workfolderssvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Work Folders won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Work Folders

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWorkFoldersWindows8.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 workfolderssvc.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.