Storage Service (StorSvc) Defaults in Windows 10

Provides enabling services for storage settings and external storage expansion.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows 10 Home 1507Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1507Manual
Windows 10 Education 1507Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1507Manual
Windows 10 Home 1511Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1511Manual
Windows 10 Education 1511Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1511Manual
Windows 10 Home 1607Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1607Manual
Windows 10 Education 1607Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1607Manual
Windows 10 Home 1703Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1703Manual
Windows 10 Education 1703Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1703Manual
Windows 10 Home 1709Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1709Manual
Windows 10 Education 1709Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1709Manual
Windows 10 Home 1803Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1803Manual
Windows 10 Education 1803Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1803Manual
Windows 10 Home 1809Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1809Manual
Windows 10 Education 1809Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1809Manual
Windows 10 Home 1903Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1903Manual
Windows 10 Education 1903Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1903Manual
Windows 10 Home 2004Automatic
Windows 10 Pro 2004Automatic
Windows 10 Education 2004Automatic
Windows 10 Enterprise 2004Automatic
Display name:Storage Service
Service name:StorSvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\storsvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\StorSvc
Privileges:
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege
  • SeManageVolumePrivilege

Default Behavior

Storage Service is a Win32 service. It is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it in Windows 10 Home 1507, Windows 10 Pro 1507, Windows 10 Education 1507, Windows 10 Enterprise 1507, Windows 10 Home 1511, Windows 10 Pro 1511, Windows 10 Education 1511, Windows 10 Enterprise 1511, Windows 10 Home 1607, Windows 10 Pro 1607, Windows 10 Education 1607, Windows 10 Enterprise 1607, Windows 10 Home 1703, Windows 10 Pro 1703, Windows 10 Education 1703, Windows 10 Enterprise 1703, Windows 10 Home 1709, Windows 10 Pro 1709, Windows 10 Education 1709, Windows 10 Enterprise 1709, 1803 Home, 1803 Pro, 1803 Education, 1803 Enterprise, 1809 Home, 1809 Pro, 1809 Education, 1809 Enterprise, Windows 10 Home 1903, Windows 10 Pro 1903, Windows 10 Education 1903, Windows 10 Enterprise 1903. This service is starting automatically when the operating system starts in Windows 10 Home 2004, Windows 10 Pro 2004, Windows 10 Education 2004, Windows 10 Enterprise 2004. When the Storage Service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Storage 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 StorSvc service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Storage Service

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Depending on the version of your operating system, copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER.

For Windows 10 1507 Home, Windows 10 1507 Pro, Windows 10 1507 Education, Windows 10 1507 Enterprise, Windows 10 1511 Home, Windows 10 1511 Pro, Windows 10 1511 Education, Windows 10 1511 Enterprise, Windows 10 1607 Home, Windows 10 1607 Pro, Windows 10 1607 Education, Windows 10 1607 Enterprise, Windows 10 1703 Home, Windows 10 1703 Pro, Windows 10 1703 Education, Windows 10 1703 Enterprise, Windows 10 1709 Home, Windows 10 1709 Pro, Windows 10 1709 Education, Windows 10 1709 Enterprise, Windows 10 1803 Home, Windows 10 1803 Pro, Windows 10 1803 Education, Windows 10 1803 Enterprise, Windows 10 1809 Home, Windows 10 1809 Pro, Windows 10 1809 Education, Windows 10 1809 Enterprise, Windows 10 1903 Home, Windows 10 1903 Pro, Windows 10 1903 Education, Windows 10 1903 Enterprise, Windows 10 1909 Home, Windows 10 1909 Pro, Windows 10 1909 Education, Windows 10 1909 Enterprise:
sc config StorSvc start= demand

For Windows 10 2004 Home, Windows 10 2004 Pro, Windows 10 2004 Education, Windows 10 2004 Enterprise:
sc config StorSvc start= auto
sc start StorSvc

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The StorSvc service is using the storsvc.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.