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Windows 7: Multiple explorer processes.

26 Jan 2011   #11


There's another possibility: You have multiple iexplore.exe processes open when you have (or recently have had) multiple tabs open in IE. If you close your tabs, all or most of those iexplore.exe processes should end. But, sometimes what happens is that for some reason, the IE tabs that you think you've closed, haven't actually closed, and their processes continue to run in Task Manager. If you go into Task Manager and manually end those processes, you'll see that immediately thereafter, a number of IE windows will open and shut themselves down, thus clearing the iexplore.exe processes in Task Manager. By the way, even if that isn't the situation, there's no harm done in just periodically going into Task Manager and manually ending those iexplore.exe processes yourself.

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17 Nov 2011   #12

windows7 32 bit

In my taskmanager , 400+ explorer.exe is running. How can i remove that. How it came is that, i have changed the default location of one of the softwares shortcut in satrt menu. please give me solution to stop explorer.exe.
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18 Nov 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
There's another possibility: You have multiple iexplore.exe processes open when you have (or recently have had) multiple tabs open in IE. If you close your tabs, all or most of those iexplore.exe processes should end.
Not Internet Explorer - Explorer. I don't use IE for anything. At all. Ever.

To whomever it was that suggested I unselect "launch each folder in a separate process" - it wasn't selected to begin with, though that was a good guess.
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18 Nov 2011   #14

Windows 10 Pro x64

Technically explorer.exe isn't allowed to launch separate processes unless that box is checked (or you open a new window containing a COM factory), so if you've got more than 1 with that box unchecked that really doesn't leave many alternatives other than an Explorer shell extension. I saw you talking about it previously, but what happens if you go and disable everything non-Microsoft via shellexview and rebooted to see if it continues?
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20 Nov 2011   #15

windows 7 premium 64 bit

they solved it siomewhere else, heres a answer

Well i've solved it.. those instances are launched when i use the 'open containing folder' command in utorrent.
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05 Dec 2012   #16

Windows Seven 64

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