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Windows 7: Strange problem with renaming/deleting


21 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Strange problem with renaming/deleting

I recently reinstalled Win 7 as it had started running very slowly. That problem's gone, but now there's a new annoyance of course. Whenever I rename or delete a folder, the operation isn't carried out unless I press F5 - in other words if I rename a folder to 'Games', it'll remain 'New Folder' until I press F5. This wasn't happening before; what's going on?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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21 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Note: Before you make any changes to the registry, please back it up using ERUNT. Directions are here: ERUNT - How to backup and restore Windows XP registry

Click Start, type regedit in the box and hit Enter.
Right click HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and click Find.
Type dontrefresh in the search box and hit Enter.

You will see the value called DontRefresh, right click it to change the value, set it to 0.

Restart your computer

From post by Kirsch: Solved - Desktop refresh
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22 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Note: Before you make any changes to the registry, please back it up using ERUNT. Directions are here: ERUNT - How to backup and restore Windows XP registry

Click Start, type regedit in the box and hit Enter.
Right click HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and click Find.
Type dontrefresh in the search box and hit Enter.

You will see the value called DontRefresh, right click it to change the value, set it to 0.

Restart your computer

From post by Kirsch: Solved - Desktop refresh
I followed your instructions, but I can't find any 'dontrefresh' value - all it comes up with is 'default'. I've tried it more than once as suggested in the thread you linked to as well.
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22 Jan 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi SSJ
Please forgive me for asking but could you just confirm that you definitely typed "dontrefresh" as a typo here will give you the default only. Did you get a window saying "Finished searching through register?"
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22 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeps, I copied/pasted from here so there could be no mistake. Anyway, I tried entering '0' in the default that came up and the problem seems to have gone away now, so thanks for the help guys - hopefully it'll stay away. All I have to do now is get this Windows update to behave, then I'll be making a System restore point!
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22 Jan 2011   #6

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

A system restore point is a good idea but it won't solve many issues. A lot of folks here recommend a system image instead. A system image will restore your machine to the exact condition it was in at the time the image was made, including the operating system. So if your machine is set up the way you want, you can image it and save that image to an external hard drive. If one day your machine becomes infected (just one example), that image can fix things to a "like new" condition in about 30 minutes or so. Just my 2 cents.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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22 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah, that's what I meant - system image - sorry for the mixup.
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