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Windows 7: Reset Explorer.exe?

23 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Reset Explorer.exe?

im looking for a program to reset just explorer.exe. i found a way to do it manually but it takes a little time. you open the start menu and ctrl shift right click the white space and select exit explorer and then you have to open it again with the task manager. i just want to know if anybody knows of a program that will function as a simple restart button for explorer.exe


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24 Aug 2010   #2

Win7 HP 64bit

Make a .bat file called KILL EXPLORER OR WHATEVER.bat and enter this text
@echo off

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
sleep 4
start explorer.exe
The 4 is adjustable, gives a slight sleep (4 is 3 secs, 6 is 5 secs etc.).
Then make yourself a .reg file called KILL EXPLORER OR WHATEVER.reg
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Restart Explorer]
@="Kill Explorer or whatever you want here to show in context menu"
"Icon"="A:\\optional\\path to add\\an.ico"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Restart Explorer\command]
@="The:\\path\\to your\\KILL EXPLORER.BAT"
Then in any folder or on your desktop you will be able to right click and your "Kill Switch" is at the top of your context menu.

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24 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

haha this is awesome! thank you so much bro
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