What is Sfloppy?

The genuine Sfloppy.sys file is a software component of Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft.
Sfloppy.sys is a class driver for SuperFloppy disk drives. SuperFloppy drives were an earlier 3.5" floppy disk introduced by IBM and available on certain IBM PCs. These drives arrived with 2.88MB capacity, yet were compatible with 1.44MB floppies, the standard, commonly used diskette. SuperFloppy drives were also known as Extra High Density (ED) floppy drives. The Microsoft Windows operating system exhibits a graphical user interface which made its first appearance in 1985. It was developed as an easier way for users to operate their machines. All operating systems function as an interface between machine level language and user level software applications. Microsoft, founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975, is the world's largest software maker with respect to revenue. Microsoft is best known for Windows. The company quickly rose to fame and fortune following the success of its 1986 public share offering turning three people into billionaires and an estimated 12,000 Microsoft employees into millionaires.

SFloppy stands for Super Floppy Storage Class Driver

Sfloppy.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if Sfloppy.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Sfloppy.sys file information

The process known as SCSI Floppy Driver belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: Sfloppy.sys is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. The Sfloppy.sys file is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 11,392 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. It is a Windows core system file. The program has no visible window. The Sfloppy.sys file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The application is not active. There is no detailed description of this service. Sfloppy.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify Sfloppy.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as Sfloppy.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the Sfloppy.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It is a sample in the windows driver development kit. If you have not installed it, it may be malware.
  Jason Goemaat   (further information)
avast! Anti-Virus says it is a virus.

Summary: Average user rating of Sfloppy.sys: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks Sfloppy.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks Sfloppy.sys is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade Sfloppy.sys ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving Sfloppy issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Sfloppy. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Sfloppy.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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