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Windows 7: Newly downloaded programs don't appear on desktop.

18 Aug 2010   #1
Hatashi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 
Newly downloaded programs don't appear on desktop.

So for example, I download the file ''File.rar'', download completes, but its not on the desktop.

To make it appear, I have to refresh (Right click > Refresh).
Does anyone know how to make it so that they just appear on my desktop without having to refresh?


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18 Aug 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I assume your other shortcuts show. Maybe you should switch "Show desktop Icons" (under "View") off and then on again. Sometimes that helps - no guarantee though.
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18 Aug 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I learned this just recently and tested on my computer, it does work

This should work
Click on Start at the lower left
Type the word regedit in the search box and hit enter
Right click HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and click Find
Type dontrefresh in the search box and then hit enter
You will see DontRefresh, right click it to change the settings, set it to 0
Boot your computer. It should be set properly.
Be sure to make a system restore point first, to restore registry if necessary.

I have suggested this to other posters and got the response that they cannot get through the process, not true, works for me.

Try in an elevated command prompt if necessary
Elevated Command Prompt
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18 Aug 2010   #4
Hatashi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 

Did not work.
Im on Opera, maybe thats the problem?
I'll try to download with Explorer and write back
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18 Aug 2010   #5
Hatashi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 

When i download with Internet Explorer they show immediately when I start the download.

On Opera I have to refresh to get them to show.
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18 Aug 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Aha, so it is an Opera problem. Maybe they know on their forum what to do. Especially when you tell them that it works in IE, they will be eager to help.
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18 Aug 2010   #7
Hatashi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 

Thanks.

The registry thing helped.
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18 Aug 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The meerkat knows, TY.
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18 Aug 2010   #9
Hatashi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 

Hehe.
Meerkat are damn cute animals.

And in dutch Meerkat is litterally: Lake Cat xD.
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18 Aug 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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