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Windows 7: I have to Refresh Desktop to see download files

28 Jan 2011   #1
Firefighter58

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
I have to Refresh Desktop to see download files

Ok so recently Im now having a problem with saving files. When I download a file and save it to my desktop, I have to refresh the page each time for my download to be visible.. It just seems to be affected with downloading from the internet. If I save a file using paintshop or a regular text file it shows up as soon as I save it..

Please Help!!


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28 Jan 2011   #2
CLassicD

7 ultimate x64
 
 

What has happened since the last time this worked...

Are there any other problems that you are experiencing?
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28 Jan 2011   #3
TotalPC

windows 7
 
 

I have had the same problem many times. Can download a file to desktop. Nothing shows. But it will be visible in Windows Explorer. Although I can't offer a solution at this stage.
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29 Jan 2011   #4
Firefighter58

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Havent done anything, and I have my windows updates turned off..
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29 Jan 2011   #5
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firefighter58 View Post
Havent done anything, and I have my windows updates turned off..
Why? That isn't a wise strategy.
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29 Jan 2011   #6
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joules View Post
Some browers have malware scanners in them that may make them invisible right after the desktop refreshes....
I've never heard of anything like that. Can you name the browser and provide something that backs it up?
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29 Jan 2011   #7
CLassicD

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Yep

Try different browsers and see if you get different results

Apart form that its not be solved prevoiulsy here before...

Downloaded file does not appear on Desktop without F5
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29 Jan 2011   #8
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firefighter58 View Post
Ok so recently Im now having a problem with saving files. When I download a file and save it to my desktop, I have to refresh the page each time for my download to be visible.. It just seems to be affected with downloading from the internet. If I save a file using paintshop or a regular text file it shows up as soon as I save it..

Please Help!!
I had just clean installed Win 7 64-bit on my PC & was experiencing similar issues until I was advised by Win 7 Forum members to upgrade my graphic card; even though Win 7 upgrade advisory software said the old card was compatible. This fixed the issue completely.

HTH
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29 Jan 2011   #9
Firefighter58

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Problem solved... My Firefox was corrupt
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30 Jan 2011   #10
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Cool!
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