Add “Restart Explorer” Option in Desktop and Explorer Context Menu in Windows

Recently we posted a simple script to restart Explorer in Windows:

Create Simple Script to Close and Restart Explorer Automatically in Windows

And now we'll tell you how to add an option "Restart Explorer" in Desktop and Explorer context menu (menu which appears when you right-click) to make the task faster and easier.

HOW-TO:

Simply download following ZIP file, extract it and run the "Install.exe" file :

Download Link

It'll automatically install the required files and will ask you to add the option into Windows Registry, accept the confirmation by clicking on "Yes" button and then OK.

Now you can restart Windows Explorer quickly and easily by simply right-clicking on Desktop or Explorer and selecting "Restart Explorer" option.

PS: If you receive any error message while running the installer, first take ownership of following key in Registry Editor:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell

Now run the installer again and it'll work without any problem.

Also check:

[Guide] Different Ways to Close and Restart Explorer in Windows





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Posted in: Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows Vista


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