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Windows 7: multiple explorer.exe's

04 Dec 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
multiple explorer.exe's

I get this problem where for some reason my windows 7 ultimate 64bit likes to generate about 10+ explorer.exe's in the task manager. When i close them all down only 1 actually removes my task-bar. here's a screen shot of my task-manager after the computer running for a little while.

I had this problem even with the release candidate version of windows 7.

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04 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

Go to folder options

Control Panel>Appearance and Personalization>folder options>View>Disable launch folders in a separate process
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04 Dec 2010   #3

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Do you, also, have multiple windows open?
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04 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Go to folder options

Control Panel>Appearance and Personalization>folder options>View>Disable launch folders in a separate process
multiple explorer.exe's-image1.jpg

I like to keep "Launch folder windows in a separate process" because I at any given point, especially when I'm organizing files, have lots of Explorer windows open (my record is 23 at once), and if on crashes (bad codec, corrupt files, whatever...), then only that one window will close. Not all of them.

If you have limited memory resources, perhaps you should turn the option off?

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04 Dec 2010   #5

windows 7 ultimate x64

I have the option unchecked. And at the time of the screen shot the only applications running were windows media player and steam.
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