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Windows 7: explorer.exe

14 Oct 2009   #21
Claus Clausen

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marco View Post
I've been looking for information about this for a while now. I was also using a switch (which I found via google) at the end of the shortcut to make it open in Computer instead of Libraries. After a week or so of normal use I would end up with a bunch of explorer.exe processes that wouldn't get released. Interesting.
did you by chance check "launch folder windows in a separate process" in the view options?

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14 Oct 2009   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Claus Clausen View Post
did you by chance check "launch folder windows in a separate process" in the view options?

No. I've never changed that setting. It's unchecked.

I also see the same behavior as described above where if I use that command line switch to start in Computer then each window creates a new instance of explorer.exe. When I remove it (and as a result launch in Libraries every time) it doesn't make the duplicates in the first place.
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15 Oct 2009   #23


The correct string is

%windir%\explorer.exe /n,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

See Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target
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16 Oct 2009   #24

Windows 7 x86 Build 7100

That really is no different than the string I used, other than the CLSID in replace of the drive letter.

Regardless, that link you posted and the strings related still caused the age-old problem that, I am fortunate to say, IS fixed by turning off that string command. Thank god. I just forced myself to get used to the default. It's better than the alternative.

Not quite sure why other people using that string command aren't having the same problem. Oh no wait, I do see one person did encounter it in that thread, but the Admin's reply seems like he misunderstood the issue.
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16 Oct 2009   #25


Tweak will make Your seven easier ;)

Fully examined over here.
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