Windows 10: Home screen doesn't update? Solved

  1.    12 Oct 2014 #1

    Home screen doesn't update?


    Hi

    When you open File Manager, it opens to the Home Screen.

    It saves a list of recently opened files and folders.

    I noticed that it continues to show folders that are no longer there.
    I moved one and deleted 2 others but even after rebooting it shows the folders in the Frequent Folders category.

    If I click on them it says that it can't find them, that they may have been moved or deleted, but it don't see anyway to get it to update the screen.

    It continues to show the folders that are no longer there.

    Anyone know how to make the screen update?

    Mike
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    12 Oct 2014 #2

    mike,
    this is somewhat like my earlier post where i uninstalled a program, but i cant remove/delete it in apps

    Roy
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 8,299
    Windows 10 Professional
       12 Oct 2014 #3

    MikeHawthorne said: View Post
    Anyone know how to make the screen update?

    Mike
    On the Ribbon, click 'File'/'Delete history/Recent folders list
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    12 Oct 2014 #4

    Hi

    That made the files that I've opened recently disappear but the folders even the ones that have been deleted are still there.

    Mike
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 20,737
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       12 Oct 2014 #5

    Hello Mike,

    Uncheck the Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar box, click Apply, check the box again, click OK like in Option One of the tutorial below, and open File Explorer to check Home to see if they are still there. This would normally clear "Frequent Folders" in Home for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...-turn-off.html
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Jan 2015 at 12:01. Reason: updated link
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    12 Oct 2014 #6

    Hi Brink

    That worked, I also figured out that if I tried to open them from the File/Frequent Places list, it would tell me it couldn't find it and then ask if I wanted to delete the shortcut.

    But I think I'll just leave the feature turned off for now.

    Mike
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 20,737
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       12 Oct 2014 #7

    I'm sure that eventually it would update and remove the recently opened items, but yeah it would be nice to have it done immediately when the folders were deleted.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 1,467
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       31 Oct 2014 #8

    Is it possible to totally remove the "Home" entry from the Navigation pane in File Explorer?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 5,003
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       31 Oct 2014 #9

    MikeHawthorne said: View Post
    Hi Brink

    That worked, I also figured out that if I tried to open them from the File/Frequent Places list, it would tell me it couldn't find it and then ask if I wanted to delete the shortcut.

    But I think I'll just leave the feature turned off for now.

    Mike
    Did you report this to MS? If not you should.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 20,737
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       31 Oct 2014 #10

    It's normal. It just takes some time for recent items and such to update to remove the deleted items like it does with the search index updating.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Last night my pc work 100%, I Installed telegram for windows and in the midnight the download of the Critical Update was installed in my Desktop, I restart my computer and when turned on after the bios I get a Black Screen, isn't my fist time: see...
Hi, I'm on RTM win 10 pro on my Dell 7720 laptop. Have 2 queries: 1). I've changed the font size to 150% which is fine on the desktop. But I need only the lock screen/Welcome screen to be 100% font size since on 150 % the font is too big and...
Updates for W10 Home in Windows Updates and Activation
Microsoft made the following announcement... For W10 Home Users does ".... made available automatically ...." mean that the updates will be downloaded but the User still has the option to install (or not) or does it mean that the updates are...
Hi there after an Update to 10074 from 10061 the start menu doesn't appear AT all (on a real machine). Totally non functioning --although Right mouse click works. On a VM it appears but as before you can't launch any desktop app from the menu. ...
Windows 10 Loading Screen doesn't continue in Installation and Upgrade
I'm having a trouble of it installing on Oracle VirtualBox, I mount the iso then start. 5573 It should have a loading ring below it (Just like in Windows 8) But it only stays like that like it doesn't do anything at all. I need help :\
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:52.
Find Us