Windows 10: File Explorer Window Refresh Needed To See Changes Create, Delete, Rename Made to Files

Discus and support File Explorer Window Refresh Needed To See Changes Create, Delete, Rename Made to Files in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I'm in the process of setting up a new laptop Windows 10 and have not been able to understand what is happening with the file system. I can't seem to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by winDow-zer, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. File Explorer Window Refresh Needed To See Changes Create, Delete, Rename Made to Files


    I'm in the process of setting up a new laptop Windows 10 and have not been able to understand what is happening with the file system. I can't seem to see any changes made create, delete, rename to files on the local disk unless I refresh the file explorer window. Very frustrating and confusing as I try to copy data over.


    As a first point of business, I have copied over some Office 365 Outlook data files via One Drive as I try to get my email established. I could have used a network drive but for some reason decided to try the OneDrive. Is the use of OneDrive the source of my confusion? I know that it can automatically back up files but I have no experience with it as I did not use it on my previous machine also Windows 10.. until now.


    So yes, I have had troubles seeing files copied from One Drive to the local drive, but I have the same problems with files copied from the local drive to the local drive. Also another data point...the network copy dialog appears for some data transfers but doesn't seem to update the progress as the file is copied as expected either. The file does get copied but the dialog does not reflect this change in status.


    Would greatly appreciate some help!

    :)
     
    winDow-zer, Jan 21, 2020
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  2. Jinosaur Win User

    Must refresh to see deleted files in file explorer

    Why is my window not refreshing automatically when i delete a file in the file explorer?

    I tried the fix by @Pinaki Mohanty, but it's only effective in adding a file.

    Method 1:

    Follow the steps to reset the IconCache for File Explorer:

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
    • Locate Explorer.exe process under Processes tab. Right Click on it and select End Task.
    • Click on File menu and then choose Run new task.
    • Type cmd inside the box and hit Enter.
    • Type the following commands and hit Enter:
    • CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
    • DEL IconCache.db /a
    • EXIT
    • Now, click on File menu again and choose New task.
    • Enter “explorer.exe” inside the Run box and hit Enter.

    My windows is updated, and I don't know if there is a setting that was changed. Please help!
     
    Jinosaur, Jan 21, 2020
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  3. dalchina Win User
    File explorer not refreshing after deleting files in search


    Hi you can simply hit F5 after deleting the file to refresh the explorer search results list.

    Bu that, of course, is simply a workaround, not a solution.
     
    dalchina, Jan 21, 2020
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  4. Javaman Win User

    File Explorer Window Refresh Needed To See Changes Create, Delete, Rename Made to Files

    File explorer not refreshing after deleting files in search


    Using Windows 10 Home.
    This problem only happens if I'm performing a search.
    If I search within a folder for say *.* and then delete a file, the list of files does not refresh.
    The file remains listed even though it's been deleted.
    If I manually refresh then the file disappears from the list. Same thing happens if I undo the delete.
    I need to hit F5 to make the file reappear in the search list.

    Anyone else having this problem or know a fix? Thanks.

    -----

    Seems to be a Windows 10 prob. I went back to 8.1 and everything was fine.
     
    Javaman, Jan 21, 2020
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