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What is explorer.exe?

Part of Операционна система Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft

(explorer.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does explorer.exe run?

Process - explorer.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does explorer.exe start?

Shell open command - explorer.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of SHCmdFile with and identifier of C:\Windows\explorer.exe. A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the explorer.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of explorer.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How stable is Операционна система Microsoft® Windows®?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
     explorer.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is explorer.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00005% CPU453.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
33.17 MB RAM154.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
595 GDI objects396.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\windows\explorer.exe

What else is related?

Операционна система Microsoft® Windows® Stability

explorer.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
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Error: !?@O 40 >B3>20@O 8 15H5 70B2>@5= (AppHangB1)
Details: @>1;5< ?@548728:0 A?8@0=5B> =0 2708<>459AB285B> =0 B078 ?@>3@0<0 A Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

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File details

File name: explorer.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Операционна система Microsoft® Windows®
Description: Windows Explorer
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 2.49 MB
Original file name: EXPLORER.EXE.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001472597%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001019102%
User CPU: 0.00004534942919%
Privileged CPU time: 508095257 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,455,885,456
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 248.7 MB
Peak committed memory: 298.84 MB
Paged memory: 33.17 MB
Peak paged memory: 42.07 MB
Paged system memory: 442.21 KB
Non-paged system memory: 30.1 KB
Working set memory: 24.86 MB
Peak working set memory: 45.21 MB
Min working set memory: 22.51 MB
Private memory: 33.17 MB
Page faults: 206,839
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 14,698
Total read transfer: 657.51 MB
Total write operations: 77
Total write transfer: 1.25 MB
Total other operations: 248,774
Total other transfer: 5.5 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 595
Peak GDI objects: 714
USER objects: 326
Peak USER objects: 471
Resources
Handle count average: 1,020
Thread count average: 32

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Process Command
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

Shell open command details

Name: SHCmdFile
Command: C:\Windows\explorer.exe

Image hashes

MD5: fc89faca0473641cb625eda9277d0885
SHA-1: 8bf2f58e2fc0d98f33984def02c39ff9f683d90b
SHA-256: e9cb7a6807282c20a1de2cff9503cb89e4fae2ac7c447dd90a921978500e06c9

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
dwmapi.dll
gdi32.dll
gdiplus.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
powrprof.dll
propsys.dll
rpcrt4.dll
secur32.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
slc.dll
user32.dll
uxtheme.dll
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