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There may be times when you want to quit exploring.exe. Your Explorer 538/538i may be suspended or frozen frequently, and you may need to exit or restart it. To do this, you normally start the Task Manager. Select explore.exe in the processes and click the Finish Task button.
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But did you know that Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 also offer this option? This is not exactly a new option, but it has been around for some time. If you simply right-click on the taskbar, this option is not displayed. To view it, press Ctrl+Shift and right-click. You will then see the Exit Explorer option.
Windows 10 offers you more! It even offers the possibility to close the Explorer via the startup screen . You must go to the start screen, press Ctrl+Shift and right-click. You will then see the option to close the Explorer.
To restart Explorer while in the previous version of Windows, you had to do the following to restart Explorer – Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to start Task Manager > Open File menu > Select Run a new task > explore.exe type > Click OK. Windows 10/8 Task Manager allows you to restart the Explorer from the Task Manager context menu.
There are several other ways to close or even restart Windows File Explorer. For example, you can simply restart Windows Explorer with a shortcut, or you can right-click to add it to your desktop context menu. There is another interesting was where you could kill Windows 7 explorer.exe in 3 clicks.
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