WPD File System driver (WUDFWpdFs) Service Defaults in Windows 10

User mode driver that enables communication with removable storage devices via the WPD interface.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows 10 Home 1507N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1507N/A
Windows 10 Education 1507N/A
Windows 10 Enterprise 1507N/A
Windows 10 Home 1511N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1511N/A
Windows 10 Education 1511N/A
Windows 10 Enterprise 1511N/A
Windows 10 Home 1607N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1607N/A
Windows 10 Education 1607N/A
Windows 10 Enterprise 1607Manual
Windows 10 Home 1703Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1703Manual
Windows 10 Education 1703Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1703N/A
Windows 10 Home 1709N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1709N/A
Windows 10 Education 1709N/A
Windows 10 Enterprise 1709N/A
Windows 10 Home 1803N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1803N/A
Windows 10 Education 1803N/A
Windows 10 Enterprise 1803N/A
Windows 10 Home 1809N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1809N/A
Windows 10 Education 1809N/A
Windows 10 Enterprise 1809N/A
Windows 10 Home 1903N/A
Windows 10 Pro 1903N/A
Windows 10 Education 1903N/A
Windows 10 Enterprise 1903N/A
Windows 10 Home 2004Manual
Windows 10 Pro 2004Manual
Windows 10 Education 2004Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 2004Manual
Display name:WPD File System driver
Service name:WUDFWpdFs
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WUDFWpdFs

Default Behavior

WPD File System driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If WPD File System 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 WUDFWpdFs service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for WPD File System driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config WUDFWpdFs start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The WUDFWpdFs service is using the WUDFRd.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.