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Windows 7: Windows 7 x64 have two explorer.exe

17 Feb 2010   #11
Cocopara

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Sure you didnt have 2 Inter Explorers open, or had a Inter Explorer based program open


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18 Feb 2010   #12
DigDeep

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
In Folder Options > View, do you have "Launch folder windows in a separate process" checked?
If so you will will have multiple explorer.exe processes shown in taskmanager.

No its not checked.

I was Ok for about 10 hours.
SHould I delete explorer.exe from C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and C:\Windows\System32 and leave it only in C:\Windows
Because I have explorer.exe in all of this folders. At first I have it only in C:\Windows and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 , but then I copied it to system32 folder, because one user said it will help.

By the way explorer.exe from windows and SysWOW64 are not the same size.

And when I kill explorer.exe from task manager nothing happens, desktop is still there, and that process of explorer.exe is about 17.000kb
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18 Feb 2010   #13
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DigDeep View Post
SHould I delete explorer.exe from C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and C:\Windows\System32 and leave it only in C:\Windows
Because I have explorer.exe in all of this folders. At first I have it only in C:\Windows and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 , but then I copied it to system32 folder, because one user said it will help.
No to all. The one located in SysWOW64 is the 32 bit version of Explorer.
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05 Mar 2010   #14
andyandrewjim

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

just hit end task by right clicking and go down to where it says end and it will restart and it should woek.
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20 Jun 2014   #15
Nostromov

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
In Folder Options > View, do you have "Launch folder windows in a separate process" checked?
.. Can hardly remember EVER seeing 2 (or more) explorer.exe on my box, meh; but, it's happening now. Came here via Google query for: 2 explorer.exe running windows 7, btw.

I'm not exactly sure HOW Folder Options might've been changed (automagically) upon the installation of Clover 3, but it seems to be the case. Uninstalled the (still buggy :)) software & hoping that changing (back) the option will *fix* teh issue, tnx!..:)

Just posting in case someone's had a similar experience!

P.S.
Can't remember how I used to have it set.. and/or the default Windows preference/setting. :-f


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06 Oct 2017   #16
drjawn

 
 
Windows 7 x64 multiple explorer.exe*32's present in task mgr

I switched to WIN 7 Pro 64 bit more than a year ago. a clean install of a legit copy. When I open windows, I open cmd.exe and task mgr before anything else, and by habit peruse task mgr processes list at start up and periodically.
Recently, I've noticed, besides exlorer.exe, 2 to 5(or more?) additional instances of explorer.exe*32.
with no apps open besides command prompt, chrome browser. no windows folders open
sometimes I can end task a few of them, but not all; once this lead to a windows shutdow, when I persistently tried to close them all;
they are sucking system resources to varying degrees. I have done virus(aVast) and Spybot S&D scans, which found no alarms. Any tips or explanations appreciated.
TIA.
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