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What is explorer.exe?

Part of System operacyjny 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 64-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 0.5% of all Boost users have the explorer.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of explorer.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is explorer.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.07466% CPU746586.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
37.43 MB RAM173.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
327 GDI objects218.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
58 context switches/sec58.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
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 System operacyjny Microsoft® Windows®.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)

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File details

File name: explorer.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: System operacyjny Microsoft® Windows®
Description: Eksplorator Windows
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 2.71 MB
Original file name: EXPLORER.EXE.MUI
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1302658334%
Privileged CPU: 0.0556072276%
User CPU: 0.07465860576826%
Privileged CPU time: 26832172 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 72,466 ms
CPU cycle count: 277,441,442
CPU cycle count /min: 34,049,316
Context switches /sec: 58
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 238.77 MB
Peak committed memory: 273.78 MB
Paged memory: 37.43 MB
Peak paged memory: 39.82 MB
Paged system memory: 404.05 KB
Non-paged system memory: 69.04 KB
Working set memory: 55.73 MB
Peak working set memory: 57.22 MB
Min working set memory: 44.48 MB
Private memory: 37.43 MB
Page faults: 25,770
Page faults /min: 70
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 499
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 12.1 MB
Read transfer /min: 33.47 KB
Total write operations: 4
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1024 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Total other operations: 9,482
Other operations /min: 26
Total other transfer: 256.56 KB
Other Transfer /min: 710 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 327
Peak GDI objects: 369
USER objects: 210
Peak USER objects: 238
Handle count average: 655
Thread count average: 25

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Process Command

Shell open command details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 5e959b5e9451a39f1630ec5c418b9eef
SHA-1: 298e0ea52d48c7b68a6bf68a86d0dd8bf88d11c7

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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