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Cyber-Raptor

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#1 11 years ago

Can I force it to terminate and run applications through task manager?




Kwould

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#2 11 years ago

Yes you can force explorer.exe to terminate through the task manager. You can also run applications using task manager by clicking File>New Task... then type the name of the app exe you want to run.




Cyber-Raptor

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#3 11 years ago

Any danger to the operating system in doing so? Also, can I manually restart explorer by launching the executable itself from task manager, or must I reboot?




*The.Doctor

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#4 11 years ago

To restart explorer, just click "New Task" and type "explorer.exe"

Theres no danger at all as far as i know.




Hellknight1993

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#5 11 years ago
Cyber-Raptor;3756826Any danger to the operating system in doing so? Also, can I manually restart explorer by launching the executable itself from task manager, or must I reboot?

No danger in doing what the guys here ahve said. If youre in two minds you can always create a restore point.




Kwould

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#6 11 years ago

I have done it countless times myself. An example would be something such as a bad disk that the optical drive is trying to read and the window is "not responding". I would simply end the explorer.exe process and restart it in the task manager. There is no danger.




quakerboats

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#7 11 years ago
Kwould;3757465I have done it countless times myself. An example would be something such as a bad disk that the optical drive is trying to read and the window is "not responding". I would simply end the explorer.exe process and restart it in the task manager. There is no danger.

Yep. I've done the same many times.

Another thing: explorer.exe sometimes gets restarted automatically if you kill it.




marvinmatthew

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#8 11 years ago

quakerboats;3757871Yep. I've done the same many times.

Another thing: explorer.exe sometimes gets restarted automatically if you kill it.

Indeed. In my experience, it will restart itself when shut down.

Also keep in mind that it will close all the explorer windows you have open.




CyberRaptor

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#9 11 years ago

Cool, it works just like you said. Thanks.