Collects information about files in memory to be consumed by other system services.
|Windows Vista edition||without SP||SP1||SP2|
|Display name:||File Information FS MiniFilter|
File Information FS MiniFilter is a file system driver. If File Information FS MiniFilter fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the FileInfo service has failed to start. If you disable this service, then 2 other services will be unable to start (see the "Dependencies" section below).
File Information FS MiniFilter will not start, if the FltMgr service is stopped or disabled.
If the File Information FS MiniFilter is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:
1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreFileInformationFSMiniFilterWindowsVista.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
fileinfo.sys file exists in the
%WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.