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Download manager opens a new instance of Explorer.exe everytime


Everytime i download a file and click "Open Containing Folder" within Firefox Downloadmanager window a new instance of Explorer.exe is starting.. i recently ended up with 14 that cant be killed

Im running Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit Firefox 9.0.1 with Adblock only

Any solutions?

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

As soon as i installed Firefox above 8.0.1 i think

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:8.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0.1

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That is how it works. If you select the "Open Containing Folder" entry then you open the folder where the file is saved in the default File Manager, in your case Windows Explorer. If you save all files to the same folder then it is easier to switch to that WE window with Alt + Tab or the Taskbar if you still have it open instead of opening a new explorer window.