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How to Start/Stop Portable Device Enumerator Service

Service name: WPDBusEnum

Display name: Portable Device Enumerator Service


Description:

Enforces group policy for removable mass-storage devices. Enables applications such as Windows Media Player and Image Import
Wizard to transfer and synchronize content using removable mass-storage devices.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Portable Device Enumerator Service from Command Prompt

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

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

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 Portable Device Enumerator Service:

net start WPDBusEnum


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


To Stop Portable Device Enumerator Service:

net stop WPDBusEnum


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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


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

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

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