How to Crash explorer.exe


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Oftentimes, it is useful to crash explorer.exe ( Windows Explorer) if one encountered with a  frozen application or an obvious error or issue. After crashing explorer, launch Task Manager and bring up a new task as “explorer.exe”


In order to crash explorer.exe,  follow these steps:

  1. Log ininto your PC
  2. Right-click the taskbar
  3. Select Task Manager as shown in the screenshot.task manager
  4. In Windows 8,  select the Process tab and locate Windows Explorer . Now Right-click the process and select End Task
  5.  In Windows 7, launch Task Manager. Locate and Right-click “explorer.exe.” Select End Task.  task manager_explorer
  6. Note: The taskbar will disappear but the windows will remain active even after crashing explorer.
  7. In addition, you can decide to restart ( end task and restart task) . In Windows 8, select the large Restart button.

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