Explorer search results - Does not update (refresh) when delete a file

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    Explorer search results - Does not update (refresh) when delete a file

    I saw some older posts related to this from 2016 but nothing with a solution. The problem is:

    I search in explorer for files (ie "*.jpg") it will give me a list of results. I delete a file from the list of results (either hitting delete key or right click and delete) and even though it is deleted, it still appears in the list. It will stay in the list until I either refresh the list or re-do the same search.

    Other people with the same issue said that the results would refresh on their own after a couple of seconds but mine never will unless I do it manually. This was happening in version 1809 and I updated Windows to the most recent version (1903) and it is still the same issue.

    I thought it could be related to the number of results but it doesn't matter if there are 500 or 1, it does not refresh. I am experiencing this behavior on two different computers.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1348

    This has been happening to many people intermittently since WinXP if not earlier.

    You might find that restarting the computer every so often helps to avoid this problem.

    You could spend the rest of your life searching for a permanent solution [because there isn't one]. There are lots of supposedly-permanent solutions posted online. Some of them are sometimes almost as effective as restarting the computer. I gave up searching after wasting a month of my life on the problem.

    Use the Feedback hub to report the problem to MS then move on.

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