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Windows 7: I had 4 explorer.exe's running!

16 Jan 2013   #1
Jackie1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
I had 4 explorer.exe's running!

Ok, I noticed an issue is my task manager. I had 4 explorer.exe's running! It seems when opening a new folder (the way described in the link below with screenshot) is what makes it happen. Is there a FIX for this bug???? Very annoyed.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performan...a7b00b24b.html


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16 Jan 2013   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Jackie, what thread are you replying to? Your post is out of context without that info.
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16 Jan 2013   #3
Jackie1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Whoops, that's weird. I was replying to this post?

http://www.sevenforums.com/performan...a7b00b24b.html
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17 Jan 2013   #4
dale5351

Win 7 pro x64
 
 

With Windows 7, it is not uncommon for there to be multiple iexplore.exe processes running. When you close a web page, they seem to just go into idle mode -- perhaps trying to speed up the next time you visit that page. I currently have 8 running, in background. I've noticed more than a dozen running in the past. They take up memory -- but I've been told that is not a problem since if some other program wants the memory, then they will shut down and release their memory.

This is different from Win XP where iexplore.exe disappears when you close the window (or at least it is supposed to -- I am having a problem on my XP machine about that).

Basically -- don't worry about multiple iexplore.exe running in Win 7.
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17 Jan 2013   #5
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

He said explore.exe, not iexplore.exe.

You could install Process Explorer and see what it shows you. It give a lot more info that Task Manager.
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17 Jan 2013   #6
dale5351

Win 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
He said explore.exe, not iexplore.exe.

You could install Process Explorer and see what it shows you. It give a lot more info that Task Manager.
Sorry, my bad. I agree with you about process explorer -- pretty good tool.
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17 Jan 2013   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Now and then this happens on my Windows Seven PC. I wrote a lot of programs that open Explorer windows. To make cutting Explorer copies back to one I wrote a small utility that closes all but the oldest(so you don't get your tray apps closing etc.) if you click OK. The zip has both 32 and 64 bit versions of ExplorerReset. You may download from this page

The zip includes AHK_L source code. You don't need it. The 32 and 64 bit copies are already compiled. But I put the source scripts and custom icon in the zip so you know what's in the programs. You may customize it if you wish.

edit: I just updated the zip to include a Readme.txt file. It's self-evident how to use the program. The usual "free for you to use at your own risk" disclaimer applies.
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17 Jan 2013   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Now and then this happens on my Windows Seven PC.
I get it occasionally as well, although through more 'typical' usage.

I simply kill them or restart if possible.
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