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VersionsAdditional versions

6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 19.43%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 67.23%
5.2.3790.1830 9.12%
5.2.3790.1830 4.22%



Windows Enhanced Storage Shell Extension DLL by Microsoft

Remove ehstorshell.dll
Version:   5.2.3790.1830
MD5:   14e4470bf8aca69a85d741ba99f75f96
SHA1:   88ccb51e7a6a321e422dd59cdcaaea4f46f95053
SHA256:   b9da437b42d56faf29ef8227a22d842a852f80d5611e114e27fc8a3864e6dea5
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is ehstorshell.dll?

Enhanced Storage provides an extensible platform for accessing additional functions made available by enhanced storage devices; above and beyond the primary function of data storage.

About ehstorshell.dll (from Microsoft)

Enhanced Storage currently supports devices implementing the IEEE 1667 standard ( which defines a mechanism of storage target authentication prior to data access. Even more use


ehstorshell.dll is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of a process. It configures an autoplay handler withing explorer.exe named MSEnhancedStorageHandler that will launch the program automatically.


File name:ehstorshell.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows Enhanced Storage Shell Extension DLL
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\ehstorshell.dll
Original name:EhStorShell.dll.mui
File version:5.2.3790.1830
Size:111.5 KB (114,176 bytes)
Digital DNA
File packed:No
More details


Autoplay handlers
Runs under the registry key 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers'
  • Handler name 'MSOpenFolder'
  • Handler name 'MSEnhancedStorageHandler'
Approved shell extensions
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved'
  • 'Enhanced Storage Data Source' with CLSID {9113A02D-00A3-46B9-BC5F-9C04DADDD5D7}

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 11.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.00%
Windows Seven Black Edition 1.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 48.48% of Windows Enhanced Storage Shell Extension DLL.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 23.53%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
ASUS 15.69%
Acer 14.12%
Toshiba 14.12%
Sony 6.27%
Alienware 1.57%
Samsung 1.57%
Lenovo 1.57%
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