Windows 10: Kill and Restart Explorer.

Discus and support Kill and Restart Explorer. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a Toolbar Shortcut to Kill and Restart Explorer. The below does NOT work when entered into the Target [ Start In: C:\Windows\system32 ] . . .... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Paul Black, May 11, 2021.

  1. Kill and Restart Explorer.

    I have a Toolbar Shortcut to Kill and Restart Explorer. The below does NOT work when entered into the Target [ Start In: C:\Windows\system32 ] . . . Code: C:\Windows\System32\taskkill.exe /f /im explorer.exe && start explorer.exe . . . but these do . . . Code: cmd.exe /c taskkill.exe /f /im explorer.exe && start explorer.exe cmd.exe /c C:\Windows\System32\taskkill.exe /f /im explorer.exe && start explorer.exe I am just curious why the FIRST one does NOT work? I have also noticed that explorer.exe is NOT in the System32 directory [ I have ALL files unhidden ]. Thanks.

    Paul Black, May 11, 2021
  2. dalchina Win User

    Kill/restart application when another one starts/terminates?

    Hi, now I know what the utiltiy is, I can suggest another - Altdrag. This comes with a process blacklist- and even a drag and drop target to easily exclude a program.

    Thus you simply add the games or whatever you wish to the list so the key/mouse combos are not effective.

    Here'sa comparison:

    Kill and Restart Explorer. [​IMG]


    Kill and Restart Explorer. [​IMG]
    dalchina, May 11, 2021
  3. Taskbar doesn't disappear when entering fullscreen

    I tried the Ctrl-Alt-Del and found Windows Explorer. Unfortunately, I didn't choose Restart; I killed the process. (didn't read the instructions well enough!) :-/ ... I did eventually find a way to Restart Windows Explorer, but the problem (disappearing Task bar not disappearing/reappearing as it should/used to) did not solve itself. I then RESTARTED the PC. Still not fixed.

    So, I found another answer from microsoft and followed those steps. It worked! (needed the display driver updated.)

    Here's that set of instructions:

    I suggest you to try updating the Display Adapter drivers check if it works for you.

    Follow the steps to update the Display driver:

    Press Windows Key + X key and click Device Manager.
    Expand ‘Display Adapters’.
    Right-click on the Display Adapter listed and click on ‘Update Driver Software’.
    Select the option to automatically search for the updated driver software.
    Restart the computer after its updated and verify.

    Also try to access the computer manufacturer's website and download the latest chipset and display drivers for your computer and install the same.
    paisanoglen, May 11, 2021
  4. Mary Sau Win User

    Kill and Restart Explorer.

    Windows 10 internet Explorer Crashes / Freezes after most recent update


    To assist you, kindly provide us additional information.

    • What update did you install?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
    We suggest you to disable Internet Explorer from optional features and enable it again. To do so, follow the steps below:

    • Press Windows + R on your keyboard, type optionalfeatures
      and hit OK.
    • Uncheck the checkbox with Internet Explorer 11 written against the box and restart your computer.
    • After restart, check the box in optionalfeatures and restart again. Then, launch IE.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Mary Sau, May 11, 2021

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