File History Service (fhsvc) Defaults in Windows 8
Protects user files from accidental loss by copying them to a backup location.
|Display name:||File History Service|
|Path:||%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted|
File History Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the File History Service is started, it runs as LocalSystem in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If File History Service fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the fhsvc service hasn't been started.
File History Service can't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled or not available.
Restore Default Startup Configuration for File History Service
1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.
2. Save the Win8_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 corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.