Windows Overlay File System Filter Driver (Wof) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Default Settings

Startup type:Boot
Display name:Windows Overlay File System Filter Driver
Service name:Wof
Service type:filesys
Error control:normal
Group:FSFilter Compression
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wof

Default Behavior

Windows Overlay File System Filter Driver is a file system driver. In Windows 10 it is starting by the operating system Boot Loader as a part of the driver stack for the boot volume. If Windows Overlay File System 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 Wof service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows Overlay File System Filter Driver

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Windows Overlay File System 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 commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config Wof start= boot
sc start Wof

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.