[Solved] Restart Windows Explorer.exe to Fix Windows Unresponsive Problem

Problem: How to solve the problem of Windows Explorer (Explorer.exe) has stopped working or unresponsive? There are different methods to restart Windows Explorer by Automatic and Manual.

Content Summary

Solution 1: Restart Windows Explorer via Task Manager
Solution 2: Restart Windows Explorer via Start Menu
Solution 3: Restart Windows Explorer using Batch File

Solution 1: Restart Windows Explorer via Task Manager

Step 1: Press Control + Shift + Escape, or right click Start Menu and click Task Manager.

Step 2: Click Processes tab at the top.

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom, under Windows processes, and click Windows Explorer to highlight.

Step 4: Click Restart.

Solution 2: Restart Windows Explorer via Start Menu

Step 1: Open Start menu.

Step 2: Hold down Control + Shift keys and right-click on blank space in the Start menu.

Step 3: Choose Exit Explorer.

Step 4: Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager, navigate to File > New Task (Run…), enter explorer and click OK.

Solution 3: Restart Windows Explorer using Batch File

Step 1: Open Notepad or any other text editor.

Step 2: Copy below command and paste it into three separate lines in your blank text document.
taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
start explorer.exe
exit

Step 3: Save the file with .bat extension.

Step 4: Double click the bat file to execute the command to restart Windows Explorer.