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Windows 7: Run a separate instance of explorer

17 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Run a separate instance of explorer

Hi

Work for local gov and in XP run explorer as separate so we can run it with our admin account. However, we are currently migrating to a new domain. Seems to be no trust relationship at moment with the new and old domain.

So one of the engineers is running Windows 7 and has been migrated to the new domain. Wants to get to some of the network drives that are on the old domain. Can't at moment it appears. So we were going to try running explorer as a separate instance, using his admin account that is on the old domain. However, it would appear, it's not possible to runas explorer as separate on Windows 7 anymore.

Why this feature was removed is anyones guess.

Anyone have a work around?

Thanks

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17 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

This feature is still available in Windows 7, just go to Folder Options and tick the box 'Launch explorer in separate process...'

Open in New Process - Folder


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17 Nov 2010   #3

 
 

You can also click the middle mouse button/wheel and it will open a seperate instance of any app pinned to the taskbar.
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17 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks. Will give it a try. But will this open it as a new user? So I'm logged in with my normal account in explorer. I then want to run a seprate instance but with my admin account so that I can go to the network shares that my admin account has permissions too but my normal account doesn't?
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17 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
You can also click the middle mouse button/wheel and it will open a seperate instance of any app pinned to the taskbar.
If you do not have a middle mouse button or wheel, you can ususally go to your mouse settings in control panel and set it where pressing the left and right buttons at the some time is treated as a middle click.
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