windows explorer

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Nobby, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. Nobby

    Nobby Guest

    I've noticed on Windows 2000 and XP that the folders do no update, even pressing F5 won't help. The only way is to close the window and reopen explorer or I click on a file in the file list and then the folder list gets updated.

    Could this be a network problem?
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I'm not following the question...f5 refreshes the browser page, is that what you're talking about?
     
  3. Nobby

    Nobby Guest

    ok here's how to recreate the problem

    turn on hidden and system files

    open windows explorer and go to documents and settings

    click on the user that you've logged on as

    now turn off the hidden and systems files

    notice the right side updates but the left side doesn't
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ha, I'm not causung a problem till I know it can be fixed, I don't have a breakable box...but, whoever does have a breakable box will try this neet trick:rolleyes:
     
  5. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    I just tried it and pressing F5 does work it just takes two or three clicks.
    :D
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Mornin Dirk...me just hangin...boring morning:eek: , but a beutifull day...gonna go out
     
  7. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    WHAT ! You mean outside the house ? ARE YOU MAD !!!
     
  8. jabbermacy

    jabbermacy Guest

    Hey, Nobby! I hear ya!

    I had the SAME EXACT problem about a month ago. I have one machine running as a 'download box' and out of the blue if I did anything (ie. create a folder, delete a file, etc.) on a folder on that machine the window WOULD NOT UPDATE! If I renamed a folder, it would behave like I didn't actually do it! I never figured it out and I've since restaged both machines - but yer not crazy, the problem exists!
     
  9. Nobby

    Nobby Guest

    oh I'm crazy but not totally

    I think it's a bug

    but you know what, this all started to happen after I updated the systems about 4 months ago.
     
  10. jabbermacy

    jabbermacy Guest

    Nobby - it ain't you

    Hey - my problem started after NO updates. It isn't you - it's a bug. Software releated - not hardware.