Windows 10: Restart Explorer Context Menu - Add in Windows 10

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  1.    2016-10-31 #30

    gregyurkon said: 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. Brink's Avatar
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       2016-10-31 #31

    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.    2 Weeks Ago #32

    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; 2 Weeks Ago at 06:21.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15042
       2 Weeks Ago #33

    JeWgIeNiJ said: 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.    2 Weeks Ago #34

    Brink said: 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; 2 Weeks Ago at 09:22. Reason: attached uploaded file
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15042
       2 Weeks Ago #35

    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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