When you make changes to the Registry Database, these often require a reboot of the PC to be applied. However, there are different ways to automate this update process much faster.
Update 24/11/2009 : a third method now exists. This is a detailed hidden option in the tutorial Restart the process explorer.exe without closing your Windows sessions.
#1 — Kill the process explorer.exe
It’s probably the most classic trick. To implement it, press the keys Ctrl + Maj + Echap then click on the tab Process.
Select the process explore.exe then right click Complete the process.
Then open the menu File then New task (run...). In the text box, type explore.exe then click on OK.
#2 — Run System Control
Open the start Menu then enter CMD or Order Invitation. Copy/paste the following code and press the key Entry.
Wait a few seconds, as long as the system gets updated.
Creating a shortcut
To go further, you can create a shortcut for this command which is hardly very easy to remember. To do this, right click Nouveau then Shortcut on your Office.
On the first screen, enter the command above and then click on Next.
Now give a name to your shortcut — for example, Refresh Explorer.exe.
To validate, click on Finish.
A simple double-click on the shortcut will allow you to update your system and therefore confirm the changes made in the registry without restarting the computer.
Creating a keyboard shortcut
To automate this task even more, it is possible to assign a keyboard shortcut. Right click Properties on your shortcut in question and click on the field Shortcut key. Then press the combination of keys of your choice — for example, Ctrl + F11.
To finish, click on OK. All you have to do is test your keyboard shortcut. For example, you can make a modification in the Registry Base and then make Ctrl + F11 or use the shortcut. The update is instant without having to close the registry window.
A simple but daunting trick of efficiency that will give you a lot of services. However, perhaps there are other methods to “killer” this famous process explore.exe? Do you know them?