Windows 10 File Explorer Windows Don't Refresh

Hi.  I know this was an issue for some in prior Windows versions.

I just upgraded to Windows 10 from 7 and now my explorer windows don't refresh without having to hit F5.

If i download a file, etc. the file does not show in my opened window for that folder.

Any suggestions?  Is there a fix?  i have not seen this asked yet?

thanks

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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

I would suggest you follow the steps below and see if it helps:

Step 1: DISM TOOL:

  1. On the Search bar type “cmd”. You will notice Command prompt as an option Right Click on it and select Run as Administrator. (If prompted for a password, type the password and click Allow)

  2.  Type “DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth”\

For more information about DISM click on the link below: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947821

Step 2: System File Checker (SFC) Scan:

  1. Press Windows Key and type “cmd”. You will notice Command prompt as an option Right Click on it and select Run as Administrator.

  2. Type “sfc /scannow” and hit Enter.

  3. Exit Command Prompt.

    For more information about SFC Scan click on the link below:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833 

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Jesinta Rozario

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so far, that worked.

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Well.

It worked for a short while now it's back doing it again!!

downloading files or moving files, the folders don't refresh

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Hi, i was having the same problem and here is what i did to solve it:

Try these in order in CMD (as administrator as shown by Jesinta)

Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
sfc /scannow
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
sfc /scannow

Hope it'll work for you.

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Hi, i was having the same problem and here is what i did to solve it:

Try these in order in CMD (as administrator as shown by Jesinta)

Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
sfc /scannow
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
sfc /scannow

Hope it'll work for you.

I have the same problem and tried both solutions, but nothing changed yet :-/.

It looks like a random thing, because sometimes it works, and a few seconds later not.

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I am having the same problem, and nothing suggested here has resolved the issue thus far. 

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Very disappointing with windows 10. Simple thing like file explorer refresh, it becomes issue that users that have to deal with! It should be resolved before it was released, right?  It is already windows 10. Yet, as always for win OS, a lot of problems for every version. When will win OS become stable system?!

I want OS that does not require applying endless patches, doing searches in google to resolve OS bugs, editing  registry, running cmd ...... Give me a break!

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I want OS that does not require applying endless patches, 

There is no such system and there never will be. That is just how software development is - you can always do it better and so they are patching. Nowadays even your car, TV and other things is being patched (my vacuum cleaner got update recently).

However I agree with you that such simple things as explorer refresh could have been found during testing.

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Very disappointing with windows 10. Simple thing like file explorer refresh, it becomes issue that users that have to deal with! It should be resolved before it was released, right?  It is already windows 10. Yet, as always for win OS, a lot of problems for every version. When will win OS become stable system?!

I want OS that does not require applying endless patches, doing searches in google to resolve OS bugs, editing  registry, running cmd ...... Give me a break!

Agree!  I keep looking everday for the solution, none.  I rename files, typically pictures and when you have 200 to 300 to work on I waste quite a lot of time refinding and reentering.  :(

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