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Windows 7: Windows 7 x64 have two explorer.exe

15 Feb 2010   #1
DigDeep

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 x64 have two explorer.exe

My windows 7 sometimes uses two explorer.exe and then it starting to freeze a lot.
What can I do to have only one explorer.exe?




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15 Feb 2010   #2
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Do you have a copy of explorer somewhere? Kill one of explorer.exe in taskmanager, if its the wrong one, go to file, new task, write explorer, hit enter
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15 Feb 2010   #3
Asphodel

Home Premium
 
 

Hi,
found this:

"Explorer.exe is known to keep crashing in Windows 7 x64. Fortunately, it's really easy to fix it. The problem is that explorer.exe is located in the SysWOW64 directory, but Windows looks for it in Windows\System32. Since there is no explorer.exe there, it keeps crashing. To fix this all you need to do is copy (not move!) explorer.exe from the SysWOW64 folder and paste it into the Windows\System32 folder. That should eliminate the crashes."

Source: Explorer.exe - What is explorer.exe? - Windows Explorer
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15 Feb 2010   #4
DigDeep

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Asphodel View Post
Hi,
found this:

"Explorer.exe is known to keep crashing in Windows 7 x64. Fortunately, it's really easy to fix it. The problem is that explorer.exe is located in the SysWOW64 directory, but Windows looks for it in Windows\System32. Since there is no explorer.exe there, it keeps crashing. To fix this all you need to do is copy (not move!) explorer.exe from the SysWOW64 folder and paste it into the Windows\System32 folder. That should eliminate the crashes."

Source: Explorer.exe - What is explorer.exe? - Windows Explorer
I tried to do that, but when I want to copy explore.exe from SysWOW64 to windows it says if I want to overwrite the file, but the file in the windows folder is not the same size as it is in SysWOW64. What should I do?
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15 Feb 2010   #5
DigDeep

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Grimmjow View Post
Do you have a copy of explorer somewhere? Kill one of explorer.exe in taskmanager, if its the wrong one, go to file, new task, write explorer, hit enter
Yes I can to that, but I want solution.
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15 Feb 2010   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

The problem is not two "explorer.exe" okay...
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15 Feb 2010   #7
DigDeep

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ups I tried to copy it from SysWOW64 to windows not windows/system32.

Will ty to copy to syste32(there is no explorer.exe ,and see what will happen
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15 Feb 2010   #8
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

That is normal. You will have 1 instance for the shell - this is the desktop and taskbar. When you open My Computer to browse folder contents, another instance will appear. No matter how many folders you have open, there will only be 2 instances of explorer.exe in the Task Manager.

To verify this, close all open applications. Open the Task Manager and note that there is only 1 instance of explorer.exe running. Now open 1 or more folders. You should now have 2 instances running. Right-click on the one that has just come up and select End Process. All the folders you have had open should close, and you should be back to just the 1 instance of this process in the Task Manager.
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17 Feb 2010   #9
DigDeep

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I think thats not true. You should allways have only one explorer.exe, no matter what.
Today it showed three instances of explorer.exe


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I would suggest you to run online virus scan to see if any virus is causing the problem, Both 32 bit and 64 bit has the same base for its design. No matter how many explorer windows you have opened, it should show only one instance of explorer.exe in task manager, the following link will help you to run online virus scan.
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17 Feb 2010   #10
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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.
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