How to Add ‘Restart Explorer’ to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10 – Windows Blog by Brink

How to Add ‘Restart Explorer’ to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10

The explorer.exe process is the user shell for Windows, and is used by such items as the desktop, File Explorer, Start menu, and taskbar. Restarting the explorer.exe process is to stop and start it to effectively refresh explorer.exe. When the explorer.exe process has been stopped (aka: “end task”), you will see a blank black desktop with your mouse pointer showing until explorer.exe has been started again.

This tutorial will show you how to add ‘Restart Explorer’ to the desktop context menu of all users in Windows 10.

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