How to restart the explorer in Windows 10

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.

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