If your Windows 11 screen freezes or you need to restart File Explorer quickly to apply a registry tweak, this risewindows article will guide you on some quick methods to restart File Explorer on Windows 11.
To restart File Explorer in Windows 11, use one of the following methods:-
- Task Manager
- Windows PowerShell
- Command Prompt
- Keyboard Shortcut
- Desktop Shortcut
How to Restart File Explorer using Task Manager?
Follow these steps to restart File Explorer in Windows 11 via Task Manager:
Step 1. First of all, open Task Manager.
You can use
Step 2. When Task Manager appears on your computer, switch to the
Step 3. After that, click on the arrow before your current user account to expand the list of running programs.
Step 4. Then select
Step 5. Finally, choose the
How to Restart File Explorer using Windows PowerShell?
Follow these steps to restart File Explorer with Windows PowerShell:-
Step 1. First of all, open Windows PowerShell as an administrator.
Step 2. To restart the File Explorer, type one of the following commands in the elevated PowerShell window and press the Enter key from the keyboard:-
- stop-process -name explorer -force
- kill -n explorer
How to Restart File Explorer Through Command Prompt?
Follow the below-described steps to restart File Explorer through Command Prompt:-
Step 1. First of all, launch Command Prompt as administrator.
Step 2. Then, to restart File Explorer, type the following commands one by one and press the Enter key on the keyboard after each command:-
- taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
- start explorer.exe
How to Restart File Explorer via Keyboard Shortcut?
If you prefer to restart File Explorer with a keyboard shortcut, follow these steps:
To begin, press and hold the
How to Restart File Explorer by Desktop Shortcut?
You first create a desktop shortcut before you can use this method. To do so, right-click on a blank space on your desktop and choose
Now, copy and paste the following command into the location box:-
cmd.exe /c "taskkill.exe /f /im explorer.exe && start explorer.exe"
Next, click on the
In the following screen, give the shortcut a proper name and click the
Now that you’ve created a shortcut to restart File Explorer, you can restart it by double-clicking the desktop shortcut you made.
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