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Two explorer.exe processes running

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Hi,

I have Win XP Pro on a network. In the last few days i have noticed two explorer.exe processes running. There is the normal one and another one that loads when i first open a folder such as My Computer and closes when all folders have closed. The second instance of explorer looks like it is running from the same file (C:\Windows\Explorer.exe). It looks like its run using this command line: "C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE" /IDLIST,:1184:1568,/S

I'm sure there is usually only supposed to be one explorer.exe running at a time, so was wondering what this could be and how i remove it if it's bad.

I have just set my firewall to prompt me whenever explorer.exe talks to the net and so far i only get a SSDP broadcast at startup, which seems normal.

Thanks for any help!
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That's probably normal: I guess in  you've ticked the box "Open Explorer In Own Process" (or similar, I'm not using an English version) in the Tools/Folder Options/View menu.
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No, I have 'Open each folder in the same window' checked. I have also just checked with another machine on my network and it does not start a new instance of explorer.exe when i goto My Computer.
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You're looking at the wrong tab in Folder Options: the "Open each folder in the same window" option is in the "General" tab; switch to the "View" tab and look for the setting there.
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Ah, thanks! Good to know its not spyware.
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