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How to Start/Stop Work Folders

Service name: workfolderssvc

Display name: Work Folders


This service syncs files with the Work Folders server, enabling you to use the files on any of the PCs and devices on which you've set
up Work Folders.

Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalService -p

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Work Folders service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter

To Start Work Folders service:

net start workfolderssvc

sc start workfolderssvc

Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.

To Stop Work Folders service:

net stop workfolderssvc

sc stop workfolderssvc

To change Startup type:


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\workfolderssvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config workfolderssvc start= auto


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\workfolderssvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config workfolderssvc start= demand


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\workfolderssvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config workfolderssvc start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\workfolderssvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config workfolderssvc start= delayed-auto

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\workfolderssvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\workfolderssvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f