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Not a bug

7+ Taskbar Tweaker can't load if Explorer is launched with administrative privileges

Anonymous 6 years ago • updated by RaMMicHaeL 6 years ago 1

This can be acheieved by closing the explorer and from the Task Manager, File->Run new task, type explorer and check the option.

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Not a bug
OK, I've checked the issue.

The tweaker shows the "Could not open explorer's process" error because it can't inject to an elevated explorer process, and this cannot be fixed.
The tweaker has to be run as administrator too to be able to inject successfully.

As for the tray icons - it has nothing to do with the tweaker's error message. The reason is that applications can't send a notification to the elevated explorer to create their icon.
Under review
I couldn't make the option work for explorer, it seems to always run as non-administrator.
Are you running the tweaker as administrator, too? Do you see any error message?


I was restarting Explorer and thought to check the option just because and I got the error dialog. The only thing I see is the dialog saying: "7+ Taskbar Tweaker: Could not open explorer's process." The error is also preventing the other system tray applications from launching.

 

I am not doing anything special with Tweaker as far as launching it with or without administrative privileges.

 

Maybe the solution is just make sure it does not throw an error and the other system tray applications can start correctly.

Answer
Not a bug
OK, I've checked the issue.

The tweaker shows the "Could not open explorer's process" error because it can't inject to an elevated explorer process, and this cannot be fixed.
The tweaker has to be run as administrator too to be able to inject successfully.

As for the tray icons - it has nothing to do with the tweaker's error message. The reason is that applications can't send a notification to the elevated explorer to create their icon.