Windows Explorer

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The built-in file manager in Windows. It provides a graphical user interface for accessing the file systems. It is also the component of the operating system that presents the user interface on the monitor and enables the user to control the computer. It is sometimes referred to as the Windows Shell, or simply “Explorer”.

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It worked well enough but every once in a while for me on ME XP and Vista.. Explorer would crash, and I would have to forcibly shut down my computer to fix it. Although I really do like some of the things that it has, it would cause problems sometimes.


It often crashes for me in Windows 7, too, probably due to buggy thumbnailers or something. I will drag a file and it will stop moving and then I know it's going to crash soon.