How to Restart Windows 10 Explorer Using Task Manager in Windows 10

I just found another cool thing in Windows 10 today. Windows 10 Task Manager comes with a built-in option to restart Explorer directly.

Simply follow these simple steps to use this feature:


1. Open the Task Manager by right-clicking on the Taskbar and selecting Open Task Manager or by using the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + Shift + Esc”.

2. Click on the More Details button and go to the “processes” tab.

3. Now look for the “Windows Explorer” process. As soon as you click on it, you will see a new button that says “Restart” in the lower right corner of the window.

You can also right-click on the process and select the “Restart” option.

In older versions of Windows including Windows Vista and 7, we needed to first terminate the Explorer process using Task Manager and then restart it using File -> Run New Task and then typing Explorer.exe

It’s a pretty wise move on Microsoft’s part.

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