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How do I enable and disable the EWF (Enhanced write filter) on Windows 7 Embedded iPC?

Verifying current state of EWF:

  1. Click on the** Start** button on your PC.
  2. Please now select the Run option and at the command prompt type** cmd** (make sure theres administrator rights..if not run as administrator)
  3. You will now be presented with a black command prompt window and within this will need to type – ewfmgr c:
  4. This will now return a series of results and will tell you the current state of the EWF.

EWFMGR enable and disable commands to use:

To use any of the following commands then you will need to firstly navigate to the command prompt window with the following steps:

  1. Click on the Start button on your PC.
  2. Please now select the Run option and at the command prompt type cmd
  3. You will now be presented with a black command prompt window and begin typing the following commands:

ewfmgr.exe c: -Enable 

Enables the EWF from the DOS prompt.

ewfmgr.exe c: -Disable

Disables the EWF from the DOS prompt.

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