When you install a new program or try a registry hack in Windows Operating system, you are asked to restart your system for the changes to take effect. The same can be achieved by restarting the explorer.exe process of Windows Explorer instead.
This post is aimed at letting you know how to conveniently restart Windows Explorer process using the new Task Manager in Windows 8.
Use the Ctrl + Shift + Esc key combination at any screen you are in Windows 8. When Task Manager window pops up like shown in the image, click or tap on More details button.
Turn off and Restart Windows Explorer Process exe in Windows 8
Click on the Processes tab if you are not already there. The End Task option is still given at the bottom of the Task Manager window as in Windows 7.
Look for Windows Explorer process in the list of Processes. As soon as you locate the Windows Explorer process, you will see a Restart button in place of the End Task option. Click it and the process will end and restart on its own.
Go to File menu and click Exit Task Manager to end Task Manager.
This option can be added to the list of time-saving alterations made in Windows 8. You have successfully turned off and restarted your Windows 8 Windows explorer process exe or explorer.exe with this tutorial.