Windows 10: 20H2 Desktop refreshing with explorer

Discus and support 20H2 Desktop refreshing with explorer in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I had a file on my desktop and I renamed it. I then restarted file explorer and it moves the renamed file and adds a generic looking shortcut. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by rdwray, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. rdwray Win User

    20H2 Desktop refreshing with explorer


    I had a file on my desktop and I renamed it. I then restarted file explorer and it moves the renamed file and adds a generic looking shortcut. I restarted explorer again and it shows the Microsoft Edge icon on the shortcut which I had deleted a couple of days ago and restarted explorer. This 2004/20H2 is a product of amateurs.

    :)
     
    rdwray, Nov 8, 2020
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  2. Try3 Win User

    Windows Explorer refuses to refresh Explorer

    Masterchef,

    I have had this problem and so have lots of other people. None of the suggested solutions I found on the internet had anything other than a temporary effect. The problem eventually went away of its own accord but still rears its ugly head from time to time. I only kept a few links on the subject -
    Desktop or Explorer does not refresh automatically in Windows
    Windows Explorer doesn't refresh by itself - Microsoft Community
    windows file list does not auto refresh-update - Microsoft Answers [Windows 7]
    Windows Explorer doesn't refresh when moving-deleting - TechNet [Windows 7]

    When the problem reappears, I restart the computer. If that does not resolve matters then I accept the situation and don't waste my time chasing non-solutions. You might wish to consider adopting the same approach.

    All the best,
    Denis
     
    Try3, Nov 8, 2020
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  3. Try3 Win User
    Desktop

    Margrave,

    If the problem symptom returns [Desktop showing the correct contents when looked at in File explorer but not when looking at the Desktop itself], right-click on an empty area of the Desktop and select Refresh.

    Many people have found that their Desktop's are not refreshing automatically and are forced to take this step. I searched & searched for a permanent solution but every suggestion I found either had no effect or had only a limited-duration effect.

    Denis
     
    Try3, Nov 8, 2020
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  4. Paddy Win User

    20H2 Desktop refreshing with explorer

    Automatic refresh doesn't work in File Explorer, Desktop, Recycle etc.


    Same in the safe mode, no changes...

    I have tried pretty much all those suggestions from various sites, but none of them worked for me.
    What I have seems to be a major issue, they even call it WEDR bug.
    The only thing that slightly changed recently... sometimes, a few times I managed to get automatic refresh for the Desktop, if I for example do the right click and create a new folder, it does create instantly and is visible straight away.... hoewever this never happens in Windows Explorer... I think I once got a file in C: to be processed automatically but thats it... and never had ANY automatic refresh for any of the folders and files on external drives.

     
    Paddy, Nov 8, 2020
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