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  1.    31 Oct 2016 #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregyurkon View Post
    I reset Windows today, and now I can't get the process described in Restart Explorer Context Menu - Add in Windows 10 to work properly. I downloaded the ZIP file, I move the BAT file to Windows\System32, I double-clicked the REG file, and the "Restart Explorer" item appears in the menu, but when I select it all I get is this:
    Attachment 76040
    I made sure that the BAT file and explorer.exe were in the correct folder and that they were spelled correctly. I don't really know what the BAT and REG files should look like, but I couldn't find any glaringly obvious errors.

    (Also, I just discovered that it's possible for a message to get posted while you're still typing it.)
    Just had the same problem. Restart_Explorer.bat kept moving to SysWOW64 folder. I give up for now.
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  2.    31 Oct 2016 #31
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    If you just recently installed a Windows Update or updated to a new build of Windows 10, then you may need to re-add the .bat file to the System32 folder again.

    Sometimes an update or new build may reset items back to default.

    Resetting Windows will of course remove it from System32 as well.
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  3.    09 Feb 2017 #32
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Restart Explorer Context Menu - without .bat file

    Code:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    ;Restart Explorer

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Restart Explorer]
    "icon"="explorer.exe"
    "Position"="Top"
    "MUIVerb"="Restart Explorer"
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Restart Explorer\command]
    @=hex(2):63,00,6d,00,64,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2f,00,63,00,20,00,74,\ 00,61,00,73,00,6b,00,6b,00,69,00,6c,00,6c,00,20,00,2f,00,66,00,20,00,2f,00,\ 69,00,6d,00,20,00,65,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,\ 00,78,00,65,00,20,00,26,00,20,00,64,00,65,00,6c,00,20,00,2f,00,66,00,20,00,\ 2f,00,71,00,20,00,2f,00,61,00,3a,00,68,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,55,00,73,00,65,\ 00,72,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,66,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,25,00,5c,00,61,00,70,00,\ 70,00,64,00,61,00,74,00,61,00,5c,00,4c,00,6f,00,63,00,61,00,6c,00,5c,00,49,\ 00,63,00,6f,00,6e,00,43,00,61,00,63,00,68,00,65,00,2e,00,64,00,62,00,22,00,\ 20,00,26,00,20,00,73,00,74,00,61,00,72,00,74,00,20,00,65,00,78,00,70,00,6c,\ 00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,00,00
    Last edited by JeWgIeNiJ; 09 Feb 2017 at 06:21.
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  4.    09 Feb 2017 #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeWgIeNiJ View Post
    Restart Explorer Context Menu - without .bat file

    Code:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    ;Restart Explorer

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Restart Explorer]
    "icon"="explorer.exe"
    "Position"="Top"
    "MUIVerb"="Restart Explorer"
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Restart Explorer\command]
    @=hex(2):63,00,6d,00,64,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2f,00,63,00,20,00,74,\ 00,61,00,73,00,6b,00,6b,00,69,00,6c,00,6c,00,20,00,2f,00,66,00,20,00,2f,00,\ 69,00,6d,00,20,00,65,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,\ 00,78,00,65,00,20,00,26,00,20,00,64,00,65,00,6c,00,20,00,2f,00,66,00,20,00,\ 2f,00,71,00,20,00,2f,00,61,00,3a,00,68,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,55,00,73,00,65,\ 00,72,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,66,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,25,00,5c,00,61,00,70,00,\ 70,00,64,00,61,00,74,00,61,00,5c,00,4c,00,6f,00,63,00,61,00,6c,00,5c,00,49,\ 00,63,00,6f,00,6e,00,43,00,61,00,63,00,68,00,65,00,2e,00,64,00,62,00,22,00,\ 20,00,26,00,20,00,73,00,74,00,61,00,72,00,74,00,20,00,65,00,78,00,70,00,6c,\ 00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,00,00
    Thank you JeWgleNij, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The command doesn't get added when merged though.
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  5.    10 Feb 2017 #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Thank you JeWgleNij, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The command doesn't get added when merged though.
    Then I lay out ready registry file.This method is not only a conductor but resets and clears the cache icon.

    RestartExplorer.rar
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Feb 2017 at 09:22. Reason: attached uploaded file
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  6.    10 Feb 2017 #35
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    Thank you for the idea JeWgIeNiJ. I don't want to include the part to clear the icon cache since that's already a separate tutorial, and this tutorial is more for just restarting explorer itself instead.

    I have updated the tutorial to have a cascading "Restart Explorer" context menu that includes the "Restart Explorer" now and "Restart Explorer w/ Pause" items so folks can have a choice.
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #36
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10

    Question for ya brink


    [SPOILER]
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Thank you for the idea JeWgIeNiJ. I don't want to include the part to clear the icon cache since that's already a separate tutorial, and this tutorial is more for just restarting explorer itself instead.

    I have updated the tutorial to have a cascading "Restart Explorer" context menu that includes the "Restart Explorer" now and "Restart Explorer w/ Pause" items so folks can have a choice.
    [/SPOILER]

    Easy Context Menu v1.6 (EcMenu.exe / EcMenu_x64,exe) from Sordum has the ability to restart explorer and recall the explorer.exe file manager processes that the user was using the moment before explorer.exe was restarted. Doesn't seem to matter how many windows were open. The registry entry calls an argument from the executable EcMenu.exe ("%ProgramFiles%\Easy Context Menu\EcMenu.exe" /ReExplorer) and I'd like to see how this is done. From searching the internet I got mixed results saying it can't be done but obviously it can. I believe he is somehow taking advantage of the 'Folder Options -> View -> Restore previous folder windows at logon' but other than that all I know is he uses nircmd for some of the EcMenu features.

    Would you know anything about this?

    Is it possible to save the open directory paths to the temp $PATH env var or do they get dumped at explorer.exe reset? Was thinking if I kept the cmd window open then it wouldn't ditch the env var, but then again not sure I can even utilize that for this idea.

    Thanks!


    P.S. yeah I could e-mail the guy, but this is more fun!
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #37
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    I'm afraid that I don't know either.
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