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The problem is simple and annoying. Everytime I open a folder, its tab(?) appears in the taskbar. But when I close the folder, the tab doesn't go away. I need to close explorer.exe and execute it again for it to be gone. I don't know what to do. ._.
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Hello welcome to GeeksToGo, We will be happy to help you.

We will need some more information

If this is a name brand system:
Operating System
Age of the computer
Memory Total
Hard Drive Size, How much free space

If this is custom then We will need the following:

The CPU brand and model
The Motherboard brand and model
Ram amount and speed
Cd\Dvd rom interface IDE/ SATA
Hard Drive size and free space
Any cards in PCI slots
Any software installed\updated and driver updates done just before problem started

All this will help in determining a course of action to best correct the problem you are experiencing.
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Open a folder and then go to "Tools"
Click on "Folder Options"
Under the "View" tab, toggle the option "Launch folder windows in a separate process"

Also provide the info rshaffer needs to look further into this problem.
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