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After changing system configuration and making apply for changes, or not frozen but something wrong with explorer, there is an easy way to restart explorer without sign-in/out or restarting system.

1st method.

Hold down Ctrl and Shift key, and right click task bar. You will see “Exit Explorer” in menu.

Explorer終了

Exiting explorer will leave you in start screen with blank blue screen, no tiles, no charms.

Explorer終了

“Ctrl + Shift + Esc” key will call task manager. Press More details if you are in simple mode.

タスクマネージャ

From file menu, select “Run new task” and enter “explorer” and click OK.

タスクマネージャ

エクスプローラ開始

Explorer will start again.

エクスプローラ再起動

2nd easier method.

Right click task bar and select Task Manager, or press “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” to call Task Manager.

タスクマネージャ

Press More details if you are in simple mode.

タスクマネージャ

Find “Windows Explorer” in Processes tab, right click, and you will see “Restart” at top of the menu. Click restart, and you are done.

Explorer再起動

Right clicking task bar while holding Ctrl + Shift also works in Windows 7.


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