Restart Windows Explorer in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Amanda, Eng

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to restart Windows Explorer on Windows 8 computers. For example, if your Windows Explorer lags or freezes, there is a way to restart it.

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Steps

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    Open the Task Manager
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    There are several ways to do this, but the easiest one is to right-click on the task bar and then click "Task Manager".
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    Alternatively, press "Ctrl" and "Shift" and "Esc" at the same time on the keyboard
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    The Task Manager opens.
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    Scroll down to locate Windows Explorer
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    Ours is near the bottom of the list. It is indicated by a folder icon. This is the one that we need to restart.
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    Right-click on "Windows Explorer"
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    Click "Restart"
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    Wait for it to finish. After several seconds, Explorer will be restarted.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to restart Windows Explorer on Windows 8 computers
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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Recent edits by: Amanda, Lukward Thomason

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