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Windows 7: Windows 7 desktop will not refresh occasionally

29 Mar 2013   #1
jch02140

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) SP1
 
 
Windows 7 desktop will not refresh occasionally

I am not sure if there is just a bug or system defect...

There are a few times that my desktop will not refresh automatically after a day use but it doesn't occure everytime. I shut down my laptop and turn on again and the problem goes away.

I even ran check disk and virus scan but nothing comes up. No problem in the disk sectors and no virus in the system.

I googled abit and there are some threads mentioned on a registry key on the DontRefresh being set to 1, I checked that as well and it is '0'. Hence I am sure the registry key isn't the problem.

I backup my harddrive content just in case it fails out of a sudden but I would like to know what could have caused the issue...


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29 Mar 2013   #2
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

try the command sfc /scannow to see if it finds any problems.
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31 Mar 2013   #3
jch02140

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) SP1
 
 

Running the sfc command also doesn't return any errors... I am am clueless now...
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31 Mar 2013   #4
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

What doesnt refresh exactly?
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31 Mar 2013   #5
nilank

 

@jch, what do you actually mean by "desktop not refreshing automatically"? Can you elaborate a bit more?
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03 Apr 2013   #6
jch02140

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) SP1
 
 

Sorry for the late reply.

By refresh. I mean the desktop will not update itself, such as:

- When deleting a file or moving files to another folders, the item still shows on the desktop. I need to manual refresh the desktop to update it.

- Rename a file doesn't update and it still showing old file name until I hit F5 key

Although the problem only happened once in awhile...
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04 Apr 2013   #7
nilank

 

Quote:
Although the problem only happened once in awhile...
Yes it does happen to me sometimes as well. Seems like an ultra low priority Windows 7 bug.
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