You can right click on a drive, folder, or library, click/tap onÂ Show more optionsÂ (Shift+F10), and click/tap onÂ Open in new processÂ to open the drive, folder, or library in its own new separateÂ 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 theÂ Open in new processÂ context menu for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.