Go Back   TechArena Community > Software > Operating Systems
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Register Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links

auto refresh in windows explorer - win 7

Operating Systems

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18-04-2011
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1
auto refresh in windows explorer - win 7


I found some posts about this on the forums but none of them gives solution.
i am ok woth windows doing whatever it wants, to sort and refresh the folders as long as it does not affect my work.

My problem is that when i double click on a an excel file to open it, the folder starts to auto refresh and the excel file opens as read only because it is in use by another program, in this case windows auto refresh.
In the picture below you can see what i am talking about. The address bar starts to load, and excel opens the file as read only.

I want to stop that auto refresh. How do i do that? What registry do i need to delete or modify?

thank you

Reply With Quote
Old 20-04-2011
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 99
Re: auto refresh in windows explorer - win 7

The important thing here is that we are unable to disable the auto-sort behavior of the windows explore. Actually it is the by default behavior of the operating system and you canít do anything in it unless and until a patch is done from the official itself. But still in this case I want you to do few things and they are nothing but:
  • As you need to put a fresh folder in the base, you may change the sorting options.
  • And to do the same you need to just right-click in the window, choose Sort by->More.
  • Only check Date Created in the list.

I hope it works
Reply With Quote

  TechArena Community > Software > Operating Systems
Tags: ,

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads for: "auto refresh in windows explorer - win 7"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows 7 desktop does not auto-refresh Noah Operating Systems 7 20-10-2010 08:20 AM
Desktop and Windows Explorer will not refresh Nadhe Windows XP Support 5 24-06-2010 06:39 PM
Disabling auto refresh in windows 7 Aloke Operating Systems 5 05-01-2010 12:24 AM
Windows Explorer does not refresh its screen automatically Peter K. Livingston Vista Help 2 19-11-2009 01:42 PM
auto refresh Windows Explorer Darpad Windows XP Support 2 04-02-2008 06:46 PM

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 09:47 PM.