Win10 Explorer doesn't refresh for new files or new folders

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  1. Posts : 32
    windows 10
       #1

    Win10 Explorer doesn't refresh for new files or new folders


    I have w10 1809 up to date, stock install, and my explorer window does not refresh when I download a file or unzip something.

    How do I correct this?
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  2. Posts : 32
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #2

    well it gets quite weird

    I resetted all views with Reset_Folder_View_Settings_of_All_Folders_to_Default.bat from Reset Folder View Settings to Default in Windows 10

    then I open the folder DOcuments and I DL a file in it, but it shown only at the bottom of the window.

    In any other folder I tried, the window is refreshed and the file is at the correct place. Those folder are generic or the usual "Downloads" folder, image folder....

    I then tried the reg hack of DontUseDesktopChangeRouter at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\EXPLORER.EXE
    First off, it did not exist, so i created the key and secondly, it does not correct the issue.
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  3. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #3

    Open the folder that worked correctly.

    On the right hand side of the toolbar, click on Options > Change folder and search options.

    Click on the View tab.

    Click Apply to Folders.

    Click OK.

    Reboot.

    Try the download to the Documents folder again.
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  4. Posts : 32
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I noticed that when the folder ''DOcuments'' is openned through the ''Library'', the view is refreshed. So again I resetted all views, then in the left pane of the window, I selected '' display all folders'' and now the window is refreshed all the time.

    Can you guys check on your install is you have the bug ? also state what windows you use.

    If i selected ''display libraries'', then the issue is not corrected. Only ''display all folders'' works.


    OldNavyGuy said:
    Open the folder that worked correctly.
    .
    I tried this but the file is still put at the bottom of the list of files.

    I also tried to disconnect all netowrk cards, and delete all files and folders in
    %AppData%\Microsoft\windows\recent\

    it fails too
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  5. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,735
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928
       #5

    Windows has problems refreshing File explorer folders and/or the Desktop whenever it wants to leaving you no choice but to refresh manually [F5 or right-click, Refresh].

    The problem has existed since before WinXP and MS have never shown any interest in addressing it.

    Personally, I reduce the frequency of the problem by rebooting daily.

    You will not solve the problem so don't waste any time trying.

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 32
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I formatted this morning and the explorer does not refresh for the folder ''Documents'', just like last time. The folder does refresh when viewed through the library.
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  7. mngerhold's Avatar
    Posts : 625
    W10-2009 19042.928
       #7

    dalchina said:
    Thank you for your reply. No acknowledgment of or response to my post. Shall I delete it?
    Sometime it appears that we waste our time... (or they can't read)
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  8. thomaseg1's Avatar
    Posts : 13,332
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 20H2 19042.804 & 21327.1000
       #8

    Try3 said:
    Windows has problems refreshing File explorer folders and/or the Desktop whenever it wants to leaving you no choice but to refresh manually [F5 or right-click, Refresh].

    The problem has existed since before WinXP and MS have never shown any interest in addressing it.

    Personally, I reduce the frequency of the problem by rebooting daily.

    You will not solve the problem so don't waste any time trying.

    Denis

    Denis is correct , I have tried more than two dozen "So called solutions" to this bug
    and several worked temporarily but never more than a week.
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  9. Posts : 32
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Yeah I know. i still sticked to my approach with the ''left pane'', because when I view the folder thru the library, the refresh is OKAY.

    last time I said I enabled ''display all folders'', but actually I also need to enable ''develop to the active folder'' (the third and last options when I right click inside the left pane of a window).

    At this point, i get the window to refresh. however i hate the feature 'develop to the active folder'' so I uncheck it and even the ''display all folders'' & the refresh is still happening, even after a reboot.

    So if I advise to test this solution

    I f I have time I will format again and test on a completely fresh 1809.
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  10. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,764
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #10

    When I see the issue it usually is because the new files have gone to the bottom of the list but end up listed correctly next time I use File Explorer. It also occurred in the older Windows Explorer. If I need it listed correctly I just click the heading of the Name column, wait a whole 2 seconds then click it again, always comes up correct/relisted, should work with the other column headings.

    The Libraries and Quick Access items are merely shortcuts to the folders seen in the Users folder and opening something in either does get a freshened list.

    Then there's the other side of the 'issue' in the frequent Indexing slowing things up causing postings of complaints about it.
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