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Old 19-11-2009
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Windows 7 does not refresh folder after file operation
  

I've got the following problem:
Windows 7 does not refresh automatically the folder view (until I manually refresh by pressing F5) after the following file operations:
- Create/delete/rename/move files or folders

Windows 7 Professional final release, international English version. No upgrade, clean install.

It seems to me it's a delay in my case: if I wait for approximately 20-30 secs, the refresh is done automatically.

I've tried the followings:
- Cleared IconCache - didn't help
- Turned off file sharing and unshared previously shared folders - didn't help.
(When file sharing is on, and there are shared folders on the volumes, the issue occurs more often.)

Have You got any idea, any help? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Windows 7 does not refresh folder after file operation

Hi you need to perform some housekeeping tasks as follows:
  • Log on the computer with administrator.
  • Click Start, type msconfig.exe and press enter.
  • On General tab, click on Selective Startup, and then click to clear the Load startup items check box.
  • On the Services tab, click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then click Disable all.
  • Click OK, and then click Restart.
  • Check if you still have the issue.
Reset the computer when your problem solved as follows:
  • Click Start , type msconfig.exe and then press ENTER.
  • On the General tab, click the Normal Startup option, and then click OK.
  • When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Restart.
I think this will solve your problem.
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Re: Windows 7 does not refresh folder after file operation

When you open up a folder with many subfolders and files the first time, Explorer will slowly go through it, if the green bar on top of any indication. For that you need to to follow the below steps mention.
  • First of all you need to disabled all non-Microsoft shell extensions Using ShellExView (2 Nvidia, 4 Symantec, 1 "Bluewire General Property Sheet" extension). Restarted before testing.
  • After that you need to clean boot using msconfig to disable all startup items and non-Microsoft services.
  • And finally you need to Minimal Safe Boot using msconfig. That's it.
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Re: Windows 7 does not refresh folder after file operation

Thank You very much guys, I'll check your tips and post the result ASAP.
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Re: Windows 7 does not refresh folder after file operation

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Hi you need to perform some housekeeping tasks as follows:
  • Log on the computer with administrator.
  • Click Start, type msconfig.exe and press enter.
  • On General tab, click on Selective Startup, and then click to clear the Load startup items check box.
  • On the Services tab, click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then click Disable all.
  • Click OK, and then click Restart.
  • Check if you still have the issue.
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I've done the aboves. I have the same issue. :-(
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Re: Windows 7 does not refresh folder after file operation

It seems to me the issue occurs definitely on shared volumes/folders.
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Re: Windows 7 does not refresh folder after file operation

Log on to the system with administrator password. Click on start and type msconfig.exe in search box and then press enter to start system configuration utility. If it ask for administrator password, then type password and press continue. In general tab click on selective startup and click to uncheck the Load startup items check box. On service tab click to select hide all Microsoft services check box and at the end press disable all. Click on OK button and restart it.
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Re: Windows 7 does not refresh folder after file operation

Hi Chris,

Thank You for your post, but I've already done what You've suggested (as Devasis wrote the same).
Unfortunately the issue occurs after restart.

It seems to me the issue occurs definitely on shared volumes/folders.
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Old 19-11-2009
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Re: Windows 7 does not refresh folder after file operation

Don't worry about that you are not the only one who have experience this problem ,all other windows 7 user also experience this problem.So I suggest you refresh properly after file operations .
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Re: Windows 7 does not refresh folder after file operation

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Originally Posted by Dr. V View Post
Don't worry about that you are not the only one who have experience this problem ,all other windows 7 user also experience this problem.So I suggest you refresh properly after file operations .


This was my suspicion.
Anyway I've tried to turn off file sharing again - it did not help. Sorry.
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Re: Windows 7 does not refresh folder after file operation

This problem happend when CPU usage was at 100% and explorer was too slow updating status. It seems the issue only occurs when dragging the files in Windows Explorer navigation pane.Use system file checker tool which is also called SFC scan. System File Checker (SFC) checks that all your Windows 7 system files are where they should be as they were by default and not corrupted, changed, or damaged.
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Re: Windows 7 does not refresh folder after file operation

How can I perform SFC scan? When I try to run sfc /scannow in the command prompt window, it displays "You must be an administrator..." - but I AM the administrator!
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Re: Windows 7 does not refresh folder after file operation

OK, I've done it. SFC did not found any violations.
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Re: Windows 7 does not refresh folder after file operation

I think you need to disable the services which aren't of any use to you. Do you often search for a file or folder? If no, then you can disable Indexing service as it eats a lot of memory. Like wise you can disable other services which you do not use...
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Re: Windows 7 does not refresh folder after file operation

Thank You very much Solomon for your tips.
I'll try to disable file indexing, and will post the result - but it seems to me it's a general Windows 7 bug, and I'm afraid we can't solve the problem.
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