File-Based Write Filter (FBWF) (Standard 7 SP1)


File-Based Write Filter (FBWF) enables redirection of all changes made to a protected volume to an in-memory overlay. This provides system designers with the option of discarding all changes made to a system in a manner that is transparent to user applications. This inherent feature of FBWF can also be used for booting Windows Embedded Standard 7 images from read-only flash media.

FBWF Overview

Provides an overview of File-Based Write Filter. This overview describes FBWF operation and architecture.

FBWF Features

Describes the new features that were introduced in FBWF.

FBWF Installation and Configuration

Describes the tools and procedures for installing and configuring FBWF.

FBWF Integration

Specifies FBWF interactions with other Standard 7 features and components.

FBWF Manager

Describes the command-line syntax for the FBWF Manager.


Describes the functions that you can use to control FBWF programmatically.

File-Based Write Filter

Provides information about the File-Based Write Filter (FBWF) package and settings.