What is Nxdlghlp.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Nxdlghlp.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Nxdlghlp.exe file information

The process known as ExplorerPlus Dialog Tracker belongs to software ExplorerPlus (version 6) by Novatix (

Description: Nxdlghlp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Nxdlghlp.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 65,536 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with Nxdlghlp.exe, you may want to uninstall ExplorerPlus 6 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify Nxdlghlp.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Nxdlghlp.exe. Therefore, you should check the Nxdlghlp.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Adds recent file and folder lists to dialog boxes like XTree Gold did
  Glen Mallory  
Adds recent file and recent folder history similar to Xtree Gold
  Glen Mallory  
It's missing in my novatix explorerplus program

Summary: Average user rating of Nxdlghlp.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think Nxdlghlp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Nxdlghlp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Nxdlghlp. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Nxdlghlp.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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