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Explorer.exe

Windows Explorer

 
     
  Description  
     
 
icon   Explorer.exe is responsible for the the desktop, taskbar, etc. It also is run like an application to bring up the Explorer application to view and change the contents of various media devices such as hard drives, DVD/CD media and flash drives. With Explorer, folders and files can moved, copied, renamed or deleted.

Depending on the version, additional features include handling network drives, sharing, file search, and burning CDs and DVDs.

Explorer.exe is a 32/64-bit executable for a graphics UI style application.
 
     
   
  Common Facts From Tracked Files  
     
 
key facts  
File description
  Windows Explorer
 
File Version
  6.00.2600.0000  to  6.3.9600.16408
 
Application
  Microsoft Windows Operating System
 
App version
  6.00.2600.0000  to  6.3.9600.16408
 
Type
  32, 64 bits
 
Vendor
  Microsoft Corporation
 
Copyright
  (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
 
   
  Variants and Default Locations  
     
 
varients  
  C:\Windows

The windows directory stores its system files and utilities in this directory (often referred to as the %System% directory).

 
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Windows Version; Bits
File Size
Modified Date
Captured from
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xp
  XP RTM; 32
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  XP SP1; 32
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  XP SP2; 32
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  XP SP3; 32
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  Vista RTM; 32
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  Vista SP1; 32
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  Vista SP2; 64
Updates on Core
details  
 
xp
  Vista SP2; 32
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 64
Updates on Core
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 32
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 32
Updates on Core
details  
 
xp
  8 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  8.1 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  

 
  C:\Windows\SysWOW64

This directory holds the 32-bit system files on the 64-bit editions of Windows. WOW stands for Windows On Windows. When a 32-bit program runs, Windows will simulate this directory as being c:\windows\system32 for backwards compatibility.

 
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Windows Version; Bits
File Size
Modified Date
Captured from
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right
 
xp
  Vista SP2; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 64
Updates on Core
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  8 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  8.1 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  

 
  C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386

This directory is used to hold new files for service packs. It is used by the file protection system to restore key files should they be damaged.

 
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Windows Version; Bits
File Size
Modified Date
Captured from
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right
 
xp
  XP SP1; 32
Core without updates
details  

 
  C:\Windows\WinSxS\...

The WinSxS directory holds Windows Side-by-Side DLLs. WinSxS allows multiple versions of the same DLL (code libraries) to exist on the same system. This ensures that every application will get the DLL version they were tested and designed for. The result is improved application and system stability. See details for full directory location.

 
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Windows Version; Bits
File Size
Modified Date
Captured from
More
right
 
xp
  Vista SP2; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 64
Updates on Core
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 64
Updates on Core
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 64
Updates on Core
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 64
Updates on Core
details  
 
xp
  8 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  8.1 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  Vista SP2; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 64
Updates on Core
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 64
Updates on Core
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 64
Updates on Core
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 64
Updates on Core
details  
 
xp
  8 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  8.1 RTM; 64
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  Vista RTM; 32
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  Vista SP1; 32
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  Vista SP2; 32
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 32
Core without updates
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 32
Updates on Core
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 32
Updates on Core
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 32
Updates on Core
details  
 
xp
  7 RTM; 32
Updates on Core
details  


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  Security  
     
 
security  

There are no known security risks in using Explorer.exe assuming it has not been modified or replaced by virus or malware and it resides in the default directory. This file is installed as part of the Windows operating system.

Startup Security

user
2
  User's choice and not harmful
bad
48
  Undesirable such as viruses, malware or adware

View our Explorer.exe Startup Applications list for alternative functions and locations not shown below.

 
     
  Requires  
     
 
required   The following files are required when running this program. These may call other files, and there can be additional required files not in this list.

           
  import Advapi32.dll*   import Api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-atoms-l1-1-0.dll*   import Api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-2-0.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-com-l1-1-0.dll*   import Api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-2-1.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-com-l1-1-1.dll*   import Api-ms-win-core-threadpool-l1-2-0.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-com-private-l1-1-0.dll*   import Api-ms-win-core-threadpool-legacy-l1-1-0.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-1.dll*   import Api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-debug-l1-1-1.dll*   import Api-ms-win-core-winrt-l1-1-0.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-delayload-l1-1-1.dll*   import Api-ms-win-core-winrt-string-l1-1-0.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-1.dll*   import Api-ms-win-eventing-classicprovider-l1-1-0.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-0.dll*   import Api-ms-win-eventing-controller-l1-1-0.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-1.dll*   import Api-ms-win-eventing-provider-l1-1-0.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll*   import Api-ms-win-power-base-l1-1-0.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-2-0.dll*   import Api-ms-win-security-base-l1-2-0.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-heap-obsolete-l1-1-0.dll*   import Api-ms-win-security-lsalookup-l1-1-1.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-2-0.dll*   import Api-ms-win-service-management-l2-1-0.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-io-l1-1-1.dll*   import Browseui.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-job-l2-1-0.dll*   import D3d11.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-kernel32-legacy-l1-1-0.dll*   import Dcomp.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-kernel32-legacy-l1-1-1.dll*   import Dwmapi.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll*   import Explorerframe.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-2-0.dll*   import Gdi32.dll
  import Api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll*   import Gdiplus.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-1.dll*   import Kernel32.dll
  import Api-ms-win-core-localization-obsolete-l1-1-0.dll*   import Msvcrt.dll
  import Api-ms-win-core-localization-obsolete-l1-2-0.dll*   import Ntdll.dll
  import Api-ms-win-core-memory-l1-1-1.dll*   import Ole32.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-memory-l1-1-2.dll*   import Oleaut32.dll
  import Api-ms-win-core-path-l1-1-0.dll*   import Powrprof.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-2-0.dll*   import Profapi.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll*   import Propsys.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-2.dll*   import Rpcrt4.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll*   import Secur32.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-psapi-l1-1-0.dll*   import Shcore.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-registry-l1-1-0.dll*   import Shdocvw.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-registry-l2-1-0.dll*   import Shell32.dll
  import Api-ms-win-core-registryuserspecific-l1-1-0.dll*   import Shlwapi.dll
  import Api-ms-win-core-rtlsupport-l1-2-0.dll*   import Slc.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-shlwapi-legacy-l1-1-0.dll*   import SspiCli.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-shlwapi-obsolete-l1-1-0.dll*   import Twinapi.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-sidebyside-l1-1-0.dll*   import User32.dll
  import Api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll*   import Userenv.dll*
  import Api-ms-win-core-string-l2-1-0.dll*   import UxTheme.dll
  import Api-ms-win-core-string-obsolete-l1-1-0.dll*  
 
* indicates a file that is not required in all versions. Click on filename for details.
 
   
  Additional Analysis  
     
 
notes  
  • The newest version of Explorer.exe requires a C++ library, and was likely written in Micorsoft Visual C++. It was likely built using Visual Studio 2012.
  • Explorer.exe is a PE style file.
  • This program does not appear to be internally referenced by any other file.
 
   
  Vendor Summary  
     
 
Vendor
  Microsoft Corporation

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1-425-882-8080
1-800-642-7676

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