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File Explorer not self refreshing ?


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For some reason on my pool if I move or cut files and place them in a folder in Windows 10 File Explorer the files stay visible where they were after until I manually refresh explorer. Which is a bit annoying when moving lots of different files. Is there any reason for this ? I can try and learn to manually refresh after every move, but if there is a solution this would be good, thanks. 

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The auto refresh of Windows File Explorer has been a long standing issue with Windows. There are a number of fixes for this issue posted on the internet, but every version of Windows 10 seems to have a different solution. I personally just live with inconvenience because the next Windows update could "un-fix" the problem you thought you had solved. I don't have enough time in my day to manually apply "fixes" to Windows that might be wiped out next week on an update.

So, if I need to refresh File Explorer, I just hit F5 and it will refresh. I also use a third party File Manager and it has a refresh icon I click on and the directories are refreshed.

In short, I doubt your problems have anything to do with DrivePool as this is a known issue with Windows itself. But yes, I feel your pain as I go through this issue all the time on my computers. If you find a real fix to this issue, or if someone else has the solution, then we would all be happy.

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5 hours ago, Zammo said:

Thanks for the info, you are probably right about it not being down to DrivePool. Just out of curiosity do you have a network folder on your Quick Access in File Explorer ? 

Yes, it works just fine. But like you said, sometimes the File Explorer window does not refresh very fast and I will force a refresh with F5, or just change the focus to another directory and then come back to the original.

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