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ShellExecute("Explorer")

But why would you want to kill the Explorer.? Couldn't you just close it?


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Run(@WindowsDir & '\explorer.exe')

P.S Use ProcessClose instead of executing taskkill.exe

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I got a strange behaviour

Run('TASKKILL /F /PID ' & ProcessExists('explorer.exe'))

Closes the explorer correctly, now I used a hotkey to start it again:
 

HotKeySet("+!x", "start")

Func start()
     Run(@WindowsDir & "\explorer.exe")
EndFunc

This works at the first time, but when I am trying to run this a coupole times more it will not close the windows shell explorer.

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Is this your full script? As it is now it will exit immediately. You need to insert a loop or something to keep it running.


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Also, when you start Explorer.exe it takes time to finish all its processes.

Are you waiting long enough?

It is also possible to have more than one instance of Explorer running at the same time.

I've also found using hotkeys to be slow and unreliable ... especially on repetitive use in quick succession ... probably a Windows issue.


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While ProcessExists("explorer.exe")
    ProcessClose("explorer.exe")
Wend

That will close every instance before continuing.

Then you can restart it.

EDIT

Not sure if you need to use not equal to zero

While ProcessExists("explorer.exe") <> 0

 

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I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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While ProcessExists("explorer.exe") <> 0
    ProcessClose("explorer.exe")
    Msgbox(0, "Result", @error)
Wend

HotKeySet("+!x", "restart")

Func restart()
     Run(@WindowsDir & "\explorer.exe")
     Msgbox(0, "Restarted", @error)
EndFunc

As per your issue mentioned in the Chatbox, see what the returns are.

 

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I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

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