Folder refresh problem Windows 7 RTM
Windows 7 does not refresh folder views
I've got the following problem:
Windows 7 does not refresh automatically the folder view (until I manually refresh by pressing F5) after the following file operations:
- Create/delete/rename/move files or folders
Windows 7 Professional final release, international English version. No upgrade, clean install.
It seems to me it's a delay in my case: if I wait for approximately 30 secs, the refresh is done automatically. There are shared folders on the volumes.
Issues with Windows 7, Some of my desktop icons refresh some do not
Issues with Windows 7, Some of my desktop icons refresh some do not. Actually they do refresh they flash on the screen to what they should be then revert to the unrefreshed state.
It looks like it may only be the shortcut icons though I am not sure of that yet
Problem 2 is when your use your cursor in the directory tree while exploring a hard drive prior to windows 7 as you move from folder to folder the other panel would update. No all I see is the first folder, the one I click on with the mouse when I started.
If I hit enter then it will update I prefered the old way when it change on the left it would update the right not needing to hit enter or click on it.
"Remember each folder size and position" Is this fixed in RTM
Can someone who has the RTM confirm if the lack of this feature was ever fixed?
Bugs: refresh rate, game folder and shadow under mouse
I've found some bugs, not critical, but bugs.
1) I'm using an LCD monitor connected through DVI connector. As you may know, with that cable you are able to set only 59-60 Hz as refresh rate. Not a problem, all looks great and game uses 60 Hz, but every time I change my refresh rate to 60 Hz, this new value is applied but if I go again to that options, I see 59 Hz as refresh rate again.
In Vista, the OS kept 60 Hz setting.
2) Game folder doesn't remember settings like the right panel size. This happen when you run games for the first time and set another resolution than Windows is using.
3) I set Windows to use the best possible effects quality. Although mice shadow appear under the arrow, it disappear upon restart, even if the option is checked. You need to re-enable this.
After updating or deleting files, the folder does not auto-refresh
I just installed Windows 7 64-bit. When I update or delete files within a folder, the folder does not auto refresh to show the changes.
How can I refresh thumbnails in Windows Explorer?
In Windows 7, Windows Explorer tries to show the contents of subfolders in Icon view. This is a nice way of seeing what's in multiple folders at once.
However, when I create a new folder, it gets assigned the default folder icon -- and I can find no way of refreshing this once I've added some content to the folder.
Here's a screencap of some of my music folders -- the highlighted one now has content in it, but I can't make it look like the folders around it:
In Windows XP, you could do this by right-clicking on the icon and choosing "Refresh thumbnail" from the context menu. This is not an available option in Windows 7, at least that I can see.
Windows Explorer Automatic Refresh / Can I Turn Function Off?
With Windows Vista and Windows 7, when a folder is renamed, it will automatically re-sort to a new location based on the sort criteria. This is problematic from a work flow perspective. In the XP version of Windows Explorer, when a file is renamed, it maintains it's location in the list until the listing is manually refreshed, sorted, or the folder location is closed and reopened. New folders added in XP are placed at the bottom of the list until a refresh.
Is there a way to turn off or disable the automatic refresh functionality in the Windows 7 & Vista version of Windows Explorer?
Windows Explorer Doesn't Refresh Any Open Windows Regardless of the Changes Made
If I make a new folder, it won't appear until I manually refresh the screen. This could be within another folder or something on the desktop. If I rename a file, it doesn't change until I manually refresh as well. What can things like that be related to? It might've been like this close to the very start. So far I've just installed elementary programs that I always install in the beginning (all of which I was simultaneously installing on multiple computers additionally, all of which seem to be fine). I'd appreciate any sharing of knowledge.
Creating new folders and renaming them not refresh the folder
Why is it when i; create a new folder i have to right click refresh; rename folder right click refresh. Its really annoying.
Can anyone explain to me what the advantage is or how to change the settings back to the good old, create folder and 'their you go' system.
how do i stop auto sort / refresh in windows folders?
I'm hoping this is an easy fix, but I can't find it anywhere. I spend a lot of time moving files, renaming files, zipping and unzipping etc.
Every time I rename or create a new zip or unzip into a folder it does an automatic refresh and moves all my files around automatically. It's driving me crazy.
This stupid option is making it twice as hard to rename files because the second I change the name it's rearranged even if I mistyped the name, leaving me to search for it all over again.
How do i get it to just dump everything to the end of the list like Windows XP did until i manually select refresh ( or close the folder ) ?
Folders and Files do not refresh automatically
After updating a folder (whether it is deleting, copying, pasting or renaming a file within it) the changes do not appear immediately. It is always necessary to refresh the folder manually to then see the changes have in fact taken place.
How to force immediate automatically refresh?
Assume I opened Windows Explorer for a certain directory. Then I take a screen snaphot into a picture file or save a content into a new file from a 3rd program in this directory. Even after 5 minutes WinExplorer does NOT show the new files. I always have to click on another folder and then switch to the old folder again.
Then the new files show up on the right pane. It seems to me that creating a new file does NOT trigger an auto-refresh of WinExplorer. This was different in WinXP. There the new files were visible within a second.
How can I enable immediate auto-refresh in WinExplorer under Win7.
Issue with Explorer Folder View Mode
I have a small problem which is driving me nuts and can't figure out or find a solution online so i thought i'd post here. when i view my folders in Explorer, i want each folder to have a different view. some in List mode, others as Medium Icons, etc. When i make a change to the view of any folder, it changes all explorer windows to that selection.
I never had this problem with any other Windows OS. i should be able to change the view type of any folder and it should remember that setting for the next time i come back to that same folder.
Games and refresh rate.
I just recently installed Windows 7, but there seems to be a problem with the refresh rate in games. On the desktop everything seems to be fine, but in games my refresh rate drops to 75 no matter the resolution. How do I apply a certaub refresh rate to games too? I'm running Warcraft 3 TFT if that matters.
Program icons do not refresh properly in Windows 7
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. I am a software developer and often redesign my programs' icons. When I update my programs with the new icon, the icon in Explorer often doesn't reflect the change I made. If I rename the program, then Explorer will then refresh the icon. Manually refreshing the folder or desktop doesn't refresh the icon.
I know there are ways to clear the icon cache, but this is really not acceptable, especially for end-users.
Problem with the display
I have recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit on my hp dv6910el laptop, and I have a problem.
Windows only recognizes my display as Generic PnP Monitor. Monitor specifications given by Hp are too general: "15.4” WXGA High Definition BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800)"
Because of this, Windows 7 forces only 4 resolutions available, and only one refresh rate: 59Hz. It of course shows 60Hz refresh rate but it forces the 59Hz one automatically. This affects all my 3d applications deeply, I would love to fix the problem.
Explorer crashes why open Oops backup location
I have a folder on an external drive, which has the NTFS file structure,which opens with no problem with Windows Explorer. (The folder contains mostly .avi files).
I have backed up the drive with a program called Oops!Backup, with which I can open any other folder with Explorer without problem, and I also have the folder in question backed up with a Windows System Image.
However,if I try to open the folder from either the Oops backup location, or from the mounted System Image, Windows Explorer shows the folder contents for a split second and then crashes.
windows explorer always shows a folder when logging in
Here's my issue:
* Running Windows 7 Pro
* When I log in to the admin account on my PC, Windows Explorer always shows the following folder
* C:\Users\Dad\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Sta rt Menu\Programs\Startup\Plugins
Dad is the account designated as Admin on the PC.
If I close the folder, log off, and log back in, the folder still shows up. (I do not have the Folder Options View option "Restore previous folder windows at logon checked.)
How do I remove the Windows.old folder?
If you install Windows 7 by performing a custom installation and don't format the partition during the installation process, files that were used in your previous version of Windows are stored in the Windows.old folder. The type of files in this folder depends on your computer. After you've used Windows 7 for a while for example, one or two weeks and youre confident that your files and settings are back to where you want them to be, you can safely reclaim disk space by using Disk Cleanup to delete the Windows.old folder .
Folder navigation: on closing folder it moves to the bottom of the list
I find it very irritating that when navigating through a long list of folders in Windows as soon as I close a folder that folder moves to the bottom of the list, so that I have to use the down arrow to see the next listed folder.I installed the latest version of Classic Shell, thinking that would sort the problem, but it hasn't, maybe because I missed a setting somewhere.