Cure for Windows Explorer not refreshing?


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Gordon

Has anyone cured this?
I've tried both removing the MS Network component from the NIC
properties and also changing the DWORD Dontrefresh key at
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{BDEADE7F-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}\Instance
and neither work.
Any other suggestions? Anyone found a fix for this?
 
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Char Jackson

Has anyone cured this?
Specifically, what are you trying to cure? What activity are you
performing, what happens, and what do you think should happen? Not
refreshing is a bit vague, at least to me.
I've tried both removing the MS Network component from the NIC
properties and also changing the DWORD Dontrefresh key at
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{BDEADE7F-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}\Instance
and neither work.
Any other suggestions? Anyone found a fix for this?
Did those 'solutions' come from somewhere? How do they apply to this
situation?
 
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Gordon

"Char Jackson" wrote in message

Specifically, what are you trying to cure? What activity are you
performing, what happens, and what do you think should happen? Not
refreshing is a bit vague, at least to me.
Open Windows Explorer. Do right-click-New-Folder. The new folder doesn't
appear in the window unless F5 (refresh) key is pressed. Same with deleting
a file or folder.
It's a well documented "feature" of Windows 7. Unfortunately I can't find
(and neither can quite a few others AFAICS) a solution to it...
 
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Stan Brown

Open Windows Explorer. Do right-click-New-Folder. The new folder doesn't
appear in the window unless F5 (refresh) key is pressed.
Sure it does. It appears at the end of the display, not in correct
order, but it appears. Pressing F5 re-sorts the display into correct
order.
Same with deleting a file or folder.
Delete a file or folder, and it disappears from the display.
It's a well documented "feature" of Windows 7.
Sorry, but I think you're confusing something else with updating
folder display. The behavior you describe simply doesn't match how
it has worked on every windows system I've seen, at least back to XP.

Since you say it's "well documented", can you post a URL where it's
clearly described? That might help us understand the actual problem
you're trying to solve.
 
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Gordon

"Stan Brown" wrote in message

Sure it does. It appears at the end of the display, not in correct
order, but it appears. Pressing F5 re-sorts the display into correct
order.
Not here. I open a folder with one or no entries in it, do
right-click-new-folder and the folder DOES NOT APPEAR until F5 is pressed.

Delete a file or folder, and it disappears from the display.
Not here until F5 is pressed.
Since you say it's "well documented", can you post a URL where it's
clearly described? That might help us understand the actual problem
you're trying to solve.
Huge thread here:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/8afb8b65-900c-4f42-b1df-3c2394417b6e/

However - it seems that the problem is caused (for me anyway) by dragging a
folder from the LIBRARY into Favorites pane in Explorer.
If I drag the same folder from the Computer section to Favorites, the
problem does NOT occur.
 
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Ken Blake

"Stan Brown" wrote in message




Not here. I open a folder with one or no entries in it, do
right-click-new-folder and the folder DOES NOT APPEAR until F5 is pressed.




Not here until F5 is pressed.

Your experience is very different from mine. Mine is the same as
Stan's.
 
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Char Jackson

"Stan Brown" wrote in message




Not here. I open a folder with one or no entries in it, do
right-click-new-folder and the folder DOES NOT APPEAR until F5 is pressed.




Not here until F5 is pressed.


Huge thread here:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/8afb8b65-900c-4f42-b1df-3c2394417b6e/

However - it seems that the problem is caused (for me anyway) by dragging a
folder from the LIBRARY into Favorites pane in Explorer.
If I drag the same folder from the Computer section to Favorites, the
problem does NOT occur.
I can't duplicate the behavior you're seeing (using the Library and
Favorites) because I completely disabled the Library feature awhile
back. Using Windows Explorer elsewhere seems to work as expected,
without manual refresh, which matches your experience.
 
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Not only not refreshing but deleting without warning

Hi - Windows Explorer on Windows 7 Professional does NOT refresh for me either without F5. In general, this is a pain, but it is a fact and it is well documented.
But the real problem is that twice I have wanted to delete something with shift-delete (permanent delete), it warned me and of course I agree, it deletes - but does not refresh. I forget that it doesn't refresh (I have 2 xp machines), think it is not deleted and do another shift-delete on that folder (which is still visible as existing) and - with the same warning - it deletes the "next in line". Lost 2 folders like this - permanently.
This is crazy, but true and the thread for this in Microsoft is "deleted".
BTW - I tried the "cure" and it seemed to work for awhile, but I think you have to drink the "cure" after every update. And of course you forget.
 
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What worked for me was:

1) Click Start, type regedit in the box and then click to open regedit.
2) Click HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
3) Scroll down to CLSID and click to open it
4) Scroll down to BDEADE7F-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F and click to open it
5) Click Instance
6) In the panel on the right, check the value next to Data alongside DontRefresh, if it is (1) right click and select Modify.
7) Change the value to 0
 
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Thank you Altinkumhomes, I was terribly annoyed by this problem. Your solution seems to have cured it once and for all.

Just a note which could help others, one step is missing in your path to "instance": Wow6432Node. The complete path is:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{BDEADE7F-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}\Instance]

Just out of curiosity, how in the world did you stumble on this? And what a messy system Windows is and always has been, to hide solutions in such a jungle.

Thank you again.
 
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Thank you Altinkumhomes, I was terribly annoyed by this problem. Your solution seems to have cured it once and for all.

Just a note which could help others, one step is missing in your path to "instance": Wow6432Node. The complete path is:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{BDEADE7F-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}\Instance]

Just out of curiosity, how in the world did you stumble on this? And what a messy system Windows is and always has been, to hide solutions in such a jungle.

Thank you again.
You are very welcome:)
I could be wrong but I think Wow6432Node is something that is for 64-bit Windows 7 only? Anyway mine is 32-bit and the complete path for my machine is:

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{BDEADE7F-C265-11D0-BCED -00A0C90AB50F}\Instance

To answer your question, I found it on another forum, and was actually trying to get back to it to thank the poster but couldn't remember which one I'd seen it on. I came to this forum to see if it was here, and when it wasn't I thought I should post it on this thread myself while I was here.
Unfortunately I never did find the original posting to say thank you myself.
 
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Right, my version of Windows 7 is 64-bits. Now I am just waiting for a friend to tell me he has this problem, so I can amaze him with my knowledge.
All the best.
 
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"Char Jackson" wrote in message
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On Sun, 13 Mar 2011 14:19:16 +0000, Gordon <gordonbparker@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>>Has anyone cured this?


>Specifically, what are you trying to cure? What activity are you
>performing, what happens, and what do you think should happen? Not
>refreshing is a bit vague, at least to me.

Open Windows Explorer. Do right-click-New-Folder. The new folder doesn't
appear in the window unless F5 (refresh) key is pressed. Same with deleting
a file or folder.
It's a well documented "feature" of Windows 7. Unfortunately I can't find
(and neither can quite a few others AFAICS) a solution to it...
I just did a fresh install of Win7 Enterprise SP1 x64 on to an SSD and noticed this was happening as I went through my usual houskeeping routine. I also noticed Explorer immediately started auto-refreshing after de-selecting "Use Sharing Wizard" in Folder View Options.

Hope this helps...
 
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Hello Nexus7, I had forgotten I had written in this forum, the problem originally cured by the registry fix had returned, even worse than before, as even F5 did not always immediately refresh. I sometimes had to close and reopen Explorer to see the implementation of the change or deletion. Now I just disabled "Use Sharing Wizard" and it seems to work. Thank you. I hope it sticks.
 
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Yeah, this has been driving me nuts for quite a while now. It is frustrating to create a new folder, then click to enter is, and it is "not there". If you press F5, then you can see it, but for save dialog boxes, this is a real pain in the nuts.

De-select "Use Sharing Wizard" in Folder View Options.
 
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Char Jackson -

If you are still monitoring this thread, how did you "completely disable the library feature?" Since the problem is related to the library view of the folder, I always go "directly" to the folder, not via the library. However, I often right-click on Explorer in the Task Bar to use the frequent folders llist. Even though I have not visited those folders via the library, (and have cleaned out the history here many times), selecting the folder that way opens in library view anyway. Do you know how I can avoid having libraries show up permanently?

Thanks!
 
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Hi All,
If you suffer from Windows Explorer on Windows 7 does NOT refresh
AND pressing F5 does refresh
1) Click Start, type regedit in the box and then click to open regedit.
2) On the top menu Click EDIT then FIND and enter BDEADE7F-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F
5) Click Instance
6) In the panel on the right, check the value next to Data alongside DontRefresh, if it is (1) right click and select Modify to the value to 0
Then close regedit and test the refresh

If that didn't fix it then go back and repeat but this time

Click InitPropertyBag and select URL - delete the URL

This worked for me.
It appears the Microsoft office installed an invalid URL and that prevented the refresh working.

Hope this helps
Stephen www.seratec.com.au
 
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I signed up just to reply to this. I've also had this problem for a long time. I've read tons of threads and "fixes". I don't have a registry key starting in BDEAD anywhere in my registry. (But if I didn't find a fix, my computer was about to B Dead). I tried all the other fixes like closing explorer.exe and restarting it. I don't have the "dontrefresh" registry key that others have had either. The one thing that finally fixed it for me was what Gestryn posted.
Open an explorer window and click Organize then Folder and Search Options. Click the View tab and toward the bottom of the Advanced Settings pane uncheck "Use Sharing Wizard (Recommended)". That immediately fixed it for me.
 
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Tried almost every suggestion on the net,but nothing helped solving my specific problem.
After spending several hours myself this fixed it for me:
Open explorer --> right click on Documents --> in the documents library pane click the Restore Defaults button --> click Apply
Problem solved :)
 

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