File History Service (fhsvc) Defaults in Windows 10

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

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:File History Service
Service name:fhsvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\fhsvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\fhsvc
Privileges:
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege

Default Behavior

File History Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the File History Service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If File History Service fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the fhsvc service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

File History Service cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for File History Service

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_fhsvc_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

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