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Add 'Open In New Process' To The Context Menu

A Windows Process generally runs In the background, performing tasks dedicated to the objective of the program or service that's responsible for It's execution. Each Process Is assigned a unique PID (Process ID), that can help with debugging and troubleshooting purposes. In terms of File Explorer folders, drives and libraries, opening each one In Its own separate process helps Improve stability, thus to simplify this, I will show you how to add the 'Open In new process' option to the right-click context menu.

By default, when you're running multiple File Explorer windows simultaneously, they all execute under the same explorer.exe process, as per my example below. Upon opening Task Manager, you can clearly see, that I have 4 processes active under a single Windows Explorer process.

The problem with this Is, should one process crash, the rest will follow, which Is certainly not very convenient when working with an array of File Explorer windows. As such, I will demonstrate how to open each drive, file and library In It's own separate process so If It crashes, It will not affect the rest.

To to this, I will use a neat little Registry file, that will automatically add the entries to the Windows Registry, and apply the Open In new process option to the right-click menu thereafter. I have provided the download links to the Registry file, at the end of this article. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Once you've downloaded the file, extract It's contents to a folder of your choice, and double-click the Add Open In New Process.reg file. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so hit Yes.

Step Two:

A message will be returned, confirming that the entries have been successfully added to the Registry, so click OK to finalize the process.

Step Three:

Here's what happened when I right-clicked my Windows 10 Tips folder, before the above tweak was applied. The Open In new process Is not available.

Step Four:

And this Is the result after applying the tweak. As you can see, the Open In new process has been successfully added to the right-click menu. I will now click It, and see how my Windows 10 Tips folder Is running In Task Manager.

Step Five:

As expected and as you can see, my Windows 10 Tips folder Is running In It's dedicated separate process. Essentially, If this crashes, It will not affect the other Windows Explorer processes that're running beneath It.

Last Step:

In the event you've changed your mind and wish to remove the Open In new process from the right-click menu, simply execute the Remove Open In New Process.reg file, and hit Yes,

Final Thoughts:

Although you can access the Open In new process option, by holding down the Shift key and right-clicking a given file or drive, nothing beats the simplicity of having the option readily available via a right-click of the mouse.

Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry files.

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