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    Windows Explorer - Restart explorer.exe in Windows 8

    Windows Explorer - Restart explorer.exe in Windows 8
    How to Restart "Windows Explorer" in Windows 8 and 8.1
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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" (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)

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    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.

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    4. Windows Explorer will now end task and restart automatically.

    5. When finished, close Task Manager.

    That's it,

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    Hull England
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64

    That restart buttons a nice little addition

    Thanks Shawn

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    64-bit Windows 10

    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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