Here we will show you how to quickly restart the explorer.exe process in Windows 10, 8 or 7. You might need to do this when troubleshooting issues or if you just want to apply some changes you’ve done to your system (for instance installed a new program) without restarting your operating system.
1. Press and hold CTRL+SHIFT and right click on the task bar.
2. Select Exit Explorer:
3. Press CTRL+SHIFT+Esc to launch the Task Manager.
4. Click on More details:
5. Select Run new task in File menu:
6. Enter Explorer in Open field.
7. Press OK:
That’s it. This hopefully will save your time.