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Sometimes I have to restart explorer.exe, but I often have many folders open, that get closed in the process. How can I still have these folders open after restarting explorer.exe? I was also thinking about writing a script to get a list of currently open folders, but couldn't find out how to do that either.

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Restart because of an error ? or is the Explorer still running! – Buscar웃 Apr 28 '13 at 8:19
yes, because of an error, sometimes parts of the display don't update or the start menu becomes unresponsive. Then I'd kill explorer.exe via the task manager and run it anew, which solves those errors, but also closes all open folders. – rubystallion Apr 29 '13 at 13:50
sounds like your are treating the symptom, not the problem. If you fix the issue with explorer, then you wouldnt lose your folders... – Keltari Mar 12 '14 at 14:30

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