restart explorer and restore windows?

  1. Posts : 77
    Windows 10

    restart explorer and restore windows?

    Is it possible to restart explorer and make it reopen all windows?
    Why i want it is in case i need to update the environment variables, explorer is the launcher of most and thus needs to be restarted as well as far as i know.

    I can logout and login in order to make this work, as that will restore all opened windows (if set in explorer).
    But i don't always want to do that cause of other applications, so if it's possible to do this via some script or similar it would be great.
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  2. Posts : 12,425
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro

    You can use Task Manager [right-click of Task bar or Ctrl+Alt+Del] to End Task of File Explorer.then reopen it using Windows key + E.
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  3. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10

    Your best bet is probably to use a 3rd party file manager that has a restore previous windows function.

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