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Win 8.1 64 bit file explorer won't refresh

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

    Win 8.1 64 bit file explorer won't refresh

    I did a clean install of Windows 8.1 this week and have a fully updated installation now with minimal programs installed. My problem is this, I have my downloads folder set to sort files by date created, from newest to oldest so I can easily find my newest downloads as they should be at the top of the listing, but Windows explorer will not refresh the view if I have have explorer open, forcing me to either manually refresh it or go to another folder, then come back which updates the view. I never had to do this with the old win 8 pro installation and have tried resetting the folders several times but it still won't update by itself. I do have the latest version of Start8 installed, but that never caused a problem before.

    Hope someone can offer some help or maybe point me in the right direction.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    I am having the exact same problem, and I use the File Manager a lot. It's really very frustrating. If anyone has a solution (nothing to be found on the internet so far) please PLEASE post it!

    Edited: I found an odd quirk about it. If you go to any folder which is pinned, or any folder in your Favorites, or access a folder in any way (even from the start screen) you will have this problem. However, by right clicking on the folder icon in the task bar, and clicking "File Explorer" and navigating to it via your Libraries or the hard drives, this won't happen. What a pain, but it's at least one helpful thing. So, if you start your browsing that way, you can navigate around and you're okay. But if you start from a shortcut, it doesn't work.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)
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  4. #4

    i need help

    Cant fix it
    Last edited by viperfx777; 16 Jan 2014 at 19:10. Reason: didnt work
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