Restart Explorer Safely


Over at the how-to-geek site they’ve shown a safe way to restart explorer on Vista. This is useful because it will close explorer “nicely” rather than terminating the process through the Task Manager.

Restart explorer

The trick:

  • Open the Start menu.
  • Hold down the Control and Shift keys, and right-click on a blank space in the Start menu.
  • Choose “Exit Explorer.”
  • Open the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), navigate to File->Run, enter “explorer” and hit OK.

Source: lifehacker and howtogeek