What is volmgr?

Volmgr.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 volmgr.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Volmgr.sys file information

The process known as Volume Manager Driver or Treiber für Volume-Manager belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (

Description: Volmgr.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Volmgr.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 53,120 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 50,280 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The service has no detailed description. Volmgr.sys is not a Windows core file. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. volmgr.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of volmgr.sys, you can also do the following:

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as volmgr.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the volmgr.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.


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Best practices for resolving volmgr issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with volmgr. 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 volmgr.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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