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What is explorer.exe?

Part of مستكشف 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the explorer.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of explorer.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How stable is مستكشف 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.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is explorer.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00898% CPU89825.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
81.12 MB RAM376.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
616 GDI objects410.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by مستكشف Windows.

What else is related?

مستكشف Windows Stability

explorer.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error:   *HBA 9F 'D'3*,'() H*E %:D'BG (AppHangB1)
Details:   -/+* E4CD) *3((* AJ *HBA G0' 'D(1F'E, 9F 'D*A'9D E9 Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: explorer.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: مستكشف Windows
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 2.34 MB
Original file name: EXPLORER.EXE.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0155144849%
Privileged CPU: 0.0065319186%
User CPU: 0.00898256626168%
Privileged CPU time: 123708.79 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,120,061,178
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 375.69 MB
Peak committed memory: 575.32 MB
Paged memory: 81.12 MB
Peak paged memory: 147.41 MB
Paged system memory: 565.54 KB
Non-paged system memory: 43.09 KB
Working set memory: 77.5 MB
Peak working set memory: 92.69 MB
Min working set memory: 77.23 MB
Private memory: 81.12 MB
Page faults: 367,601
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 281,347
Total read transfer: 48.05 MB
Total write operations: 518
Total write transfer: 45.64 KB
Total other operations: 455,035
Total other transfer: 24.66 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 616
Peak GDI objects: 799
USER objects: 387
Peak USER objects: 629
Handle count average: 1,097
Thread count average: 38

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Process Command

Shell open command details

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

Image hashes

MD5: b068f76bf4494e04efc1de343de58a06
SHA-1: ef897bdbf4fcdd19689bfd41b92c32cd53bf9f63
SHA-256: 0bde7cd4242841df7881126a1da531fa5f5a068d99ebaee3a1904f31a2f3e78d

PE image details

File packed: No
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