Thursday, August 11

Info - explorer.exe

  • This is a Windows shell file. It starts up the GUI (Graphic User Interface) i.e. the taskbar, start menu, and your desktop.
  • This process isn't as vital to the running of Windows as you might expect, and can be stopped (and restarted) from Task Manager, usually with no negative side effects on other applications.
  • However, if the path is C:\Explorer.exe, it's a virus.
  • There are two Shell in Windows one is CMD.exe and one is EXPLORER.exe
  • Windows uses HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon and under this key a string defined Shell includes this file. If you remove this file name and put CMD.exe and when u restart your computer next time Winlogon will open only Command Prompt and you will not see Start Menu.
    • Sometimes People  turned this off when playing computer games - increases performace by 150%.
    • If you end this process via Task Manager you lose the file system in Windows (Windows Explorer, Task Bar, etc) and then you have to restart to get the functions back.
    • Open Firefox before ending the explorer.exe process. Now end the process. All icons on the desktop disappear, and you lose all function to browse your hard drive etc as explained before. Now instead of restarting, download a file to your desktop via Firefox, right click in the Downloads tool box (Ctrl + J if its not already open) and select Open Containing Folder.

    • Open TASK MANAGER. In RUN Type "TASKMGR" & Search for "explorer.exe".
    • Above pic, you can see File & Folders on my Desktop, Windows 7 Taskbar menu & Offcourse "explorer.exe" running in TASK MANAGER.

    • When i end processed explorer.exe. You can see Above, Suddenly all files & Taskbar Disappers from Desktop. Neglect Sidebar Gadgets, Because they are not Handled By Windows.


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