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Windows Explorer - Restart explorer.exe in Windows 8


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Windows Explorer - Restart explorer.exe in Windows 8
This will show you how to use the new option in Windows 8 to quickly restart Windows Explorer automatically in Task Manager.
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How to Restart Windows Explorer in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This will show you how to use the new option in Windows 8 to quickly restart Windows Explorer automatically in Task Manager.
How to Restart "Windows Explorer" in Windows 8 and 8.1


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This will show you how to use the new option in Windows 8 to quickly restart "Windows Explorer" (File Explorer) automatically in Task Manager.




Here's How:
1. Open Task Manager by pressing the CTRL+Shift+ESC keys.​
NOTE: This can be done while in any screen in Windows 8.​
2. Click on More details if Task Manager opens this way. (see screenshot bleow)​
More_details.jpg
3. In the Processes tab, select Windows Explorer, and click on the Restart button. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: For the Windows Explorer process (explorer.exe), the usual End Task button is replaced with the Restart button instead.​
Task_Manager.jpg
4. Windows Explorer will now end task and restart automatically.​
5. When finished, close Task Manager.​


That's it,
Shawn


 
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That restart buttons a nice little addition

Thanks Shawn
 

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Hello Danny,

Indeed it is. It makes a lot more sense now with "Restart" since no one should or would want to only "End task" explorer without starting it again afterwards.
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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