Running "explorer" in Task Manager fails to re-launch Windows desktop

Running "explorer" in Task Manager fails to re-launch Windows desktop

Post by Alex Nicho » Sat, 02 Oct 2004 00:58:15



You may have lost desktop without explorer actually having shut down;
that way running it again will just give the next instance - on My
Documents. If you invoke Task Manager in those circumstances, check the
Processes page for an explorer item, highlight and End Process. Then
run the new instance.

It may be you just lost desktop icons; if the task bar still is present
look in Quick Launch for the Show Desktop item and click that as first
action


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Running "explorer" in Task Manager fails to re-launch Windows desktop

Post by Zarbol Tsa » Thu, 07 Oct 2004 21:51:40


Alex, great answer. You are dead right that I just lose the desktop
icons (and taskbar too) but the process Explorer is still running.