Restart Explorer.exe in Windows® 7
Do you want to know the tips to restart explorer.exe process in Windows 7?
Explorer.exe is a Windows program that comes with Windows Shell. The Windows Shell is the graphics user interface which contains the taskbar, Windows Explorer, desktop, Start menu and the System Tray area. You can end and restart the explorer.exe process instead of restarting the entire system. But, when the program is terminated, all the interface components will also get terminated. You can restart the program with Windows Task Manager. If you are downloading or buffering the videos in this explorer, sometimes it may hang or become slow and then you need to restart Windows explorer.exe. At that time, just exit the explorer and restart it through the Task Manager. It will refresh the Windows explorer.
Following are the tips to restart explorer.exe in Windows 7:
- End the explorer.exe
- Restart Windows explorer.exe
- Exit the explorer through Task Manager
End the explorer.exe
First, you need to press 'Ctrl' + 'Shift' + 'Esc' to open the Task Manager. Then, you need to locate the explorer.exe in the process list. Then, you have to right click on it and select the 'End Process' button. After this, if you want the Explorer, you have to point on the file and run in the Task Manager for accessing the explorer process again.
Restart Windows explorer.exe
First, you need to click the 'Start' button and then 'Ctrl' + 'Shift' and right click on the empty area in the 'Start' menu. You will get a menu with two options, Exit Explorer and Properties. Then, you have to select 'Exit Explorer'. To manually start the explorer, open the Task Manager. Then, you need to go to the 'File' menu and click 'New task (run)'. After that, a task box will appear. Type 'explorer.exe' in that new task box to restart the explorer.
If you have any problem in your Windows explorer in Windows 7, you can exit and restart the explorer through the Task Manager. This is one of the best options in Windows 7. The Task Manager method is like forcefully ending the process instead of terminating it cleanly.
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