how do I restart explorer.exe

By rodan1 ·
I was talking to a tech the other day and we were talking about Vista hanging up on occasion and he told me how I could restart buy just closing down explorer.exe and restarting it. I tried and it worked great, much quicker than doing a complete restart. I had it written down but that was like a week ago and well, you know! So does anybody know how to restart explore.exe after it's been shutdown w/o a restart?

John W.

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by Jellimonsta In reply to how do I restart explore ...

Was his tip pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL simmultaneously so Task Manager comes up? Once you do that you can switch to the 'Processes' tab and find 'explorer' in the list, highlight and click 'End Process'.
This will close Explorer.
Then, in Task Manager, click on the 'File' menu and select 'New Task (run...)'. Type in explorer.exe in the box and click 'OK'.
This will restart Explorer.

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