Windows 10: Win10 Explorer doesn't refresh after creating a new folder

  1.    12 Feb 2018 #1

    Win10 Explorer doesn't refresh after creating a new folder


    It seems this is a fairly common problem. At least for my ~5 different Windows 10 computers, it happens all the time. It's probably easiest to reproduce this problem by navigating any network share folder on Explorer and then creating a new folder. But it happens also on local folders. In Windows 7 I would use right mouse, New, Folder. Then I would quickly write my desired folder name, enter. Done. However, in Windows 10 what happens is one of the following:
    • The new folder doesn't even appear at all. I have to press F5 (refresh) to make it appear. Then if I rename, it still may not change the name and again I have to press F5 to see my new folder name (and if quickly navigating to New folder it of course says it doesn't exist because in reality I already renamed it).
    • New folder appears, but renaming causes the refresh problem mentioned above.
    • Everything works fine (except speed of updating seems sluggish compared to Windows 7).


    What is the reason Windows 10 is so bad at this? Why are they not fixing this problem? This is one of the core functions in an operating system and it has gone so bad compared to fast and nicely working Windows 7. (There are also other similar slow/bad features in Win10 which is the reason I clearly prefer Win7 over Win10 even there are increasingly more compatibility issues for the dying Win7.)

    One suggestion found was to uninstall all network adapters in Device Manager. I'm not sure if that fixes is, at least permanently. I'm looking for an answer why the problem occurs in the first place?
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  2.    12 Feb 2018 #2

    Hi @jimhoyle

    There might be NTFS file system errors which can cause the refresh problem. You might want to repair NTFS file system errors.

    Please open the Command Prompt by typing cmd.exe into Start Menu, right-click on Cmd.exe, and open it as an administrator.

    At the Command Prompt type: Chkdsk C: /F and press Enter key to schedule a C: partition error checking.
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