File Explorer, previously known as Windows Explorer, is a file manager application that is included...
File Explorer, previously known as Windows Explorer, is a file manager application that is included with releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows 95 onwards. It provides a graphical user interface for accessing the file systems. It is also the component of the operating system that presents many user interface items on the monitor such as the taskbar and desktop. Controlling the computer is possible without Windows Explorer running (for example, the File | Run command in Task Manager on NT-derived versions of Windows will function without it, as will commands typed in a command prompt window). Located in the C:\Windows directory, it is sometimes referred to as the Windows shell, explorer.exe, or simply "Explorer". More Info »
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I will never use it again. This idiotic shell will no longer have any power over me, over my day, over my health and my workflow. Ever.
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.