From having multiple explorer processes running idle and consuming CPU power and having dozens of programs run simultaneously, thus leading to insufficient system resources to damaged hard discs and virus infections, there are numerous reasons why Windows Explorer can crash unexpectedly.
OFBM is a tiny tool designed to help you avert the irritating situation when explorer.exe crashes and closes all folders that you had opened.
The save is automatic, but you can also save manually
The application does not require installation, but rather you can decompress the archive and start using it right away. The utility can be accessed from the System Tray and it comes with a rugged, yet user-friendly interface that is unlikely to give you any troubles.
The GUI consists of two areas, one where you can preview the list of backups you created and another where you can access the restore function or close the directories that are currently opened.
As far as the saving is concerned, the program is designed to create automatic backups at regular intervals, so you do not worry about this aspect while focusing on your work. Then again, you can also save manually whenever you prefer.
A tool that creates backups, so you can restore anytime
It is worth mentioning that you can open any backup you created automatically or manually beforehand. However, if you made several saves, then this may be slightly problematic since the tool does not let you add a name for each of them. Therefore, you need to remember the approximate time that you created the save along with the date and number of folders, if possible.
Even though the application restores the previous explorer session, you should bear in mind that it is not designed to address the cause of the crash. Consequentially, if you are experiencing crashes and errors frequently, it is recommended that you check your system thoroughly for malware, physical damage or other causes responsible for this.
In the eventuality that you are not a big fan of file management tools, but you want to make sure that you can restore all directories you had open before the Explorer.exe crash occurred, then perhaps OFBM could come in handy