Add or Remove “Open in New Process” context menu in Windows 11 – Windows Blog by Brink

Add or Remove “Open in New Process” context menu in Windows 11

You can right click on a drive, folder, or library, click/tap on Show more options (Shift+F10), and click/tap on Open in new process to open the drive, folder, or library in its own new separate process.

Opening drives, folders, and libraries in their own new separate explorer process can improve the stability of the explorer shell.

By default, all File Explorer windows, including the desktop shell, run in a single explorer.exe process. If one File Explorer window hangs or crashes, it will cause all File Explorer windows running in the same process to hang or crash until the process restarts.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Open in new process context menu for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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