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Windows 7: Have to refresh every time delete/rename/move

14 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
Have to refresh every time delete/rename/move

Hello everyone,

Please! help me with this annoying Win7 glitch!

Every time I delete/rename/move a file...the changes are not reflected in the folder until I right click "refresh".

Is there a microsoft approved fix for this?

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14 May 2010   #2

Windows 7

That is strange. Sure doesn't happen on my drives. It is a local drive?
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14 May 2010   #3


i get it sometimes, then it fixes itself. but it happens so randomly i cant work out what is the cause.
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14 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by surfasb View Post
That is strange. Sure doesn't happen on my drives. It is a local drive?
I have used "data lifeguard diagnostic" from western digital and it says my HD passes ok. I have googled the refresh problem and other people have reported it.
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15 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 6.1 Build 7600

I get it too on both my laptop and desktop. More often so on my laptop.
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15 May 2010   #6

windows 7 rtm ultimate build 7600 x86

try to run the disk utilities like disk defragmentation n all those.
this may help u out from ur problem.
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15 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Hi Firehawkocean,

Could you tell us more precisely what the problem is. i mean, what exactly are you doing in order to see this problem. I am asking since from what you reported in your original post I am unable to reproduce the problem.

So, are you saying that if you open an explorer window, right-click on a file and click "delete" you will not see the file disappear until you click refresh button? That certainly does not happen on my system.
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01 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Refresh Problem

I am also having to refresh desktop folders recycling bin etc. every time i delete or rename a file for changes to be visible.
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01 Jun 2010   #9


try resetting the folder views. Go to Explorer > Organize > Folder and search options > View, then click 'Reset Folders'
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01 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

This issue affects XP as well, when using tortoise SVN for example, I have to his refresh nearly every time to see the changes made to the files

Though maybe for some reason on certain 7 machines it's worse than on others.

The folder refresh is a rather lazy low priority affair which is probably on purpose to balance the OS's use of CPU and disk. Extreme up to date information could result in Explorer being unfairly piggish on resources.
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