Windows Bind Filter Driver (bindflt) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Binds filesystem namespaces to different locations and hides this remapping from the user.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Windows Bind Filter Driver
Service name:bindflt
Service type:filesys
Error control:normal
Group:FSFilter Top
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bindflt

Default Behavior

Windows Bind Filter Driver is a file system driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Windows Bind Filter Driver fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the bindflt service has failed to start due to the error.


Windows Bind Filter Driver cannot be started under any conditions, if the FltMgr service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows Bind Filter Driver

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Windows Bind Filter Driver depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config bindflt start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The bindflt service is using the bindflt.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.