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Windows 7: Can i disable Windows Explorer auto folder refresh?

29 Oct 2009   #1

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Can i disable Windows Explorer auto folder refresh?

Hello people

I always need to rename lots of subfolders so i do this by alfabetical order, the problem is that sometimes i rename a folder from "aaa" to "Files 06-10" and then when i finish renaming explorer auto refresh it and the folder goes to the "F" folder section.

How do i disable the auto refresh in windows explorer?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600

I would also like to do so for the very same reason.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

As far as I know, no one has been able to do this. It is not an option in Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Oct 2009   #4

WIN 7 x64

Maybe you find the answer here (it's for Vista but should work for 7)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2010   #5

Windows XP 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

I was searching for this too. Sadly, the link above is not related to out problem. I hope someday someone will find a solution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86


You cannot disable auto refresh AFAIK but

As a workaround , you can change the sorting options.

1. Right-click in the window, choose Sort by->More.

2. Only check Date Modified in the list.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2010   #7

xp, vista, seven

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2010   #8

Windows XP 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

First of all, thanks for the replies!

Unluckly, sorting by date is often not very helpful, because I use to cut and paste old files, so the file timestamps are not changed.

Your link seems to regard something else.

Again, thanks for trying to help.
Er... first "brutal" idea... maybe is somehow possibile to port XP's Explorer to Windows 7? Eheheh, this would fix...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2010   #9

windows 7

I have been looking for a fix for this problem forever. Nothing I try works
The only option that seems even remotely workable is using a completely independent file manager

Comparison of file managers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #10


If you guys want to fix sorting order as i twas back in XP, try my attachment.

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