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Windows 7: desktop refresh and explorer.exe

01 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM
desktop refresh and explorer.exe

Hey there,

I'll try to describe my problem as good as i can: When downloading a file with firefox to my desktop or extracting an archive like zip or rar on my desktop, the file wont appear. Im doing all this directly on the desktop, not in windows explorer.
I always have to press F5 to see them.
But on the other hand: when zipping a file or folder directly on my desktop, the new archive appears.
Downloading files with IE8 works as a charm.

This is so frustrating and annoying, i never had this problem on vista.

Restarting explorer.exe solves the problem for this one session. After a restart the problem reappears.

The same thing happens on my notebook with completely different hardware and drivers. So i think its Windows-related. If i boot my system in safe mode, everything works fine. I already disabled/uninstalled all unnecessary software such as firewall and av scanner, but the problem remains. The creation of another user account showed the same behaviour. What else could i do?



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01 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM

Sorry for the double post, i solved the problem for myself. It was the fault of Acronis True Image 2009 build 9646. TI is integrated into windows explorer for browsing images, that seems to cause the problem. Uninstallation cleared the issue for me.

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28 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Pre 64bit

Hello, in regards to this probelm, what is TI - and what do i need to uninstall to solve this problem ?
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