Windows 10: Anyway to REFRESH the Network display in File explorer

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  1.    11 Jun 2015 #11

    topgundcp said: View Post
    @OP
    Even if you can right click on the blank area and click on refresh, the list/icon of the removed devices will still be displayed in File Explorer until the Network Cache is refreshed. You can power cycle the router and from your pc, type: ipconfig /flushdns then reboot and eventually will disappear.
    Hi there

    I've tried all the options --just doesn't seem to appear on my system.

    However the Network DOES eventually get refreshed after several minutes - - seems to do this by itself so there must be some Network scanning process taking place. I shouldn't have to re-boot a system just because a machine or a media server goes off line.

    The frustrating thing is that SAMBA on Linux refreshes as soon as you browse the network again.

    What's worse though is when the server comes back online I have to wait again for a few minutes before it appears in the network list although it will as before appear automatically after several minutes.

    Seems I can't as a normal user get access to the cache here to manually force a refresh.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. Posts : 23,635
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       11 Jun 2015 #12

    Jimbo,

    Please post a screenshot of what you see when you right click on the main area in the Network window to see what you have available in the context menu.
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  3.    11 Jun 2015 #13

    Hi there

    The Refresh DOES appear when you right mouse click in the space but the Network mappings aren't refreshed -- the cache still waits several minutes before the display of network computers are updated.

    Thanks for all the help -- it seems that Network mapping isn't high on the list of File explorer attributes -- at least the map DOES refresh even though one has to wait a few minutes.

    Would be nice though to be able to FORCE a manual refresh though. I suppose a problem could be that the NEW system coming online has to create connections to computers IT finds on the network. I can understand a delay for a system STARTING UP but a system shutting down should disappear instantly from the list !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    11 Jun 2015 #14

    Thanks, guys, I was looking for that refresh, too.
    @Jimbo - the cache/table updates usually aren't immediate but I have had shares missing in action for ages and feel the refresh would probably have brought them back. The shares are showing up perfectly here now but the refresh certainly invokes a 'refresh' action on the display.

    Cheers.
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  5. Posts : 689
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       11 Jun 2015 #15

    Don't you have a "Refresh" button in the address bar?

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  6.    12 Jun 2015 #16

    strollin said: View Post
    Don't you have a "Refresh" button in the address bar?

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    Hi there

    Not in this release / build as I think the earlier posts stated. (Build 10130 x-64 Enterprise en_GB)
    However the issue is liveable with

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       12 Jun 2015 #17

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    If I remove / close down two or 3 computers from my Lan together with the media servers is there any way I can refresh the network display on File explorer to show the CURRENTLY CONNECTED computers / servers.
    It will correct itself eventually (after a few minutes) but is there any way I can FORCE a refresh.
    Until it gets resolved, try this as a workaround.

    To temporarily stop DNS caching until the next restart. You'll have to enter the command at every startup.

    Launch an elevated Command prompt and issue the following command:

    net stop dnscache

    If that helps, you might consider turning off DNS caching instead of just temporarily stopping it.

    Launch Services ... Run [ services.msc ]
    Scroll down to DNS Client
    Double click on the service
    Stop the service
    Set the Startup type to Disable

    ... set the Startup type to Automatic if you want to reverse the change
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  8.    12 Jun 2015 #18

    strollin said: View Post
    Don't you have a "Refresh" button in the address bar?

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    Errrmmmm, yes I see that. Slowly recovering from embarrassment! Ta.
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