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Windows 7: Restarting Explorer

01 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
Restarting Explorer

For a number of reasons, I sometimes need to restart explorer (e.g-customisation, tweaks, etc.). Normally, I would open up Task Manager, end explorer.exe and then go to New Task> explorer. Usually, this will restart explorer for me.

However, recently, when I type explorer or explorer.exe, I just get an explorer window at the libraries page (no taskbar, start menu or desktop icons). I have to log out and in again to get taskbar etc. How can I fix this?

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium x64


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01 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 3.11

Try using Process Hacker! Home - Process Hacker

It has option for restarting service or app!

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