|Launch Folder Windows in a Separate Process (All Windows)|
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This setting controls whether each folder window is launched as a separate explorer task. The benefit of this method is that if one window has an error and crashes the others should be not be affected. The disadvantage is that it takes more system resources for each folder.
Open your registry and find the key below.
Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, named "SeparateProcess" and set it to "0" to disable separate processes or "1" to enable them.
Restart Windows for the change to take effect.
|(Default)||REG_SZ||(value not set)|
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\|
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: July 24, 2002