How to Restart Explorer.exe Process in Windows 10?

As you know that Windows Explorer contains all the executable files related to File Explorer, Desktop, Start Menu, and all about the Task Bar. Many researchers will say that Windows Explorer is the heart of the Windows Operating System which means you can imagine the importance of the Windows Explorer. If you find that your Windows Operating System files are stuck and Windows Operating System doesn’t work properly then you can restart your Windows Explorer on your Windows 10 Operating System.

You can see that Windows Explorer is placed on the C: Drive of your Windows Operating System. Many Windows users say that you need to restart your Windows Explorer once or twice if you wish.

Here are two different methods to restart your Windows Explorer on your Windows 10 Operating System. You can use either of the methods and then restart your Windows Explorer on your Windows 10 Operating System.

How to Restart Explorer.exe Process in Windows 10?

Here are the simple steps to restart your Explorer.exe Process on your Windows 10 Operating System. Follow then carefully and then restart Windows Explorer executable file.

Method 1#. By Using Task Manager

  • Open your Windows 10 Operating System and then you need to search for Explorer.exe files.
  • As you know that Cortona helps you to search the required files on your Windows Operating System. Click on the Cortana Search bar and then type Task Manager.
  • Else you can simply press Ctrl+Atl+Delete keys on your Windows Operating System or else you can simply right click on the Task Bar and select Task Manager.
  • After you open the Task Manager, you can see many categories. Click on the Process tab and then you can see Apps, Background Processes, Windows Processes which are the apps running on your Windows 10 OS processor.
  • In this categories, you can see Windows Explorer. Navigate to it and then click on the Windows Explorer file.
  • As you click on the Windows Explorer file, you can see an option called Restart at the right corner of the Task Manager window.
  • So if you want to restart then you can click on the Restart.
  • As you click on Restart button, you can see that Windows Explorer completely restarts on your Windows 10 Operating System.

So by this way, you can restart your Windows Explorer executable files on your Windows 10 Operating System. If you want a better way to restart your Windows Explorer on your Windows 10 Operating System then you can choose the other method mentioned below.

Method 2#. By Using Command Prompt

So if you are not regular with Task Manager then you can use this method to restart your Windows Explorer by using Command Prompt.

  • Open your Windows 10 Operating System and then choose to open Command Prompt and run by Administrator. If you do not know how to run the command prompt as administrator. Just you need to press Win + X keys on your keyboard which opens the Power Menu.
  • In Power Menu, choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  • As you select, you can see that a new black screen window.
  • After you open the Command Prompt, type the commands like taskfill /f/im explorer.exe and click enter to stop the Windows Explorer on your Windows Operating System.
  • So to restart Windows Explorer then you need to type start explorer.exe click enter.

By this way, you can stop and restart your Windows Explorer on your Windows 10 Operating System. You can use any of the methods to restart your Windows Explorer which means that all the Windows Explorer executable files are restarted on your Windows Operating System.