Windows Vista Services

Filetrace - Windows Vista Service

ETW File Trace Filter.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and 8.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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Default Properties

Display name:Filetrace
Service name:Filetrace
Error control:normal
Group:FSFilter Activity Monitor

Default Behavior

The Filetrace service is a file system driver. If Filetrace 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 Filetrace service has failed to start.


Filetrace will not start, if the FltMgr service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Filetrace

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreFiletraceWindowsVista.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 filetrace.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.