If you have ever used Windows 7, you might already be familiar with Windows Explorer. This Windows Explorer is known as File Explorer starting Windows 8. Due to some reason, if you want to restart your File Explorer frequently in Windows 11 or 10, you need to create a batch file on your computer or laptop. This way, you can restart File Explorer by just double-clicking on the desktop shortcut icon.
Although most PC users know how to restart File Explorer via the Task Manager, there is more than a way to restart File Explorer in Windows 10/11. If you don’t prefer to use a batch file to restart File Explorer in Windows 11 or 10, you can use Task Manager to perform this task. This risewindows article will guide you on how to restart File Explorer on Windows 11 and 10 via task manager & batch file.
How to Restart File Explorer in Windows 11 or 10 using Task Manager?
To restart File Explorer on Windows 11 or 10 through Task Manager, you need to do the following:-
First, Activate the task manager by pressing
As mentioned above, the steps are helpful when you need to restart File Explorer on your PC occasionally. However, if your Windows Explorer or File Explorer freezes or stops working frequently, we recommend you create a batch file to restart File Explorer; once you have a valid batch file, double-click on that to restart File Explorer quickly.
How to Restart File Explorer in Windows 11 or 10 through Batch File?
To restart File Explorer on Windows 11 or 10 using a batch file, use the following:-
Firstly, open a Notepad file on your PC and then copy the following lines and paste it into the Notepad file:-
@echo off taskkill /f /im explorer.exe start explorer.exe
Then, click on
After that, select the desired location on your PC where you want to save this batch file. Next, do the following:-
- Write [/keybt]RestartExplorer.bat[/keybt] in front of the File name box.
All Filesoption from the Save as type drop-down menu.
After completing the above steps, click on the
That’s it for the article.
I hope this article will be informative to you.
Good luck & keep learning, guys.
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