Windows 10: How to manually refresh File Explorer? F5 does not work

Discus and support How to manually refresh File Explorer? F5 does not work in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; How can I manually enforce refresh File Explorer view? If I press F5 key then from the right side a "Project" pane appears with entries like "PC... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by pstein, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. pstein Win User

    How to manually refresh File Explorer? F5 does not work


    How can I manually enforce refresh File Explorer view?

    If I press F5 key then from the right side a "Project" pane appears with entries like "PC screen only",
    "Duplicate", "Extend", ....)

    So whats that?
    Is F5 (accidentially) false-assigned? How can re-assign "normal" refresh meaning?

    Peter

    :)
     
    pstein, Jan 29, 2020
    #1
  2. 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 29, 2020
    #2
  3. Javaman Win User
    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 29, 2020
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  4. SJSNJ Win User

    How to manually refresh File Explorer? F5 does not work

    Win 10 File Explorer will not refresh without f5

    New computer - Win 10 File Explorer will not refresh. Running Windows 10 Pro, Version 1703, OS Build 15063.296

    Have tried suggestions on Community and none work. Very frustrating.
     
    SJSNJ, Jan 29, 2020
    #4
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