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Refreshing a window in Windows Explorer

  1. #1


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 64-bit

    Refreshing a window in Windows Explorer


    Is there a refresh function in Windows Explorer (Windows 8)??? I mean if you want to refresh the view? I don't seem to have it!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Paul,

    Yes, there sure is. You can press F5, or right click on an empty area in Windows Explorer and click on Refresh.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Thank you! F5 does something else on my laptop, but right-clicking on an empty area works!
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    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  5. #5


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    On my HP/Compaq Presario laptop, I press fn + F5 to refresh. If I use shift and F5, a dialog asks me to confirm if I want to reload the page, or not.

    Pressing the function keys alone offer special functions like brightness (F2 and F3) volume (F9, F10, and F11) and other controls, which I am not always sure what they do. Must read that manual one day...
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  6. #6


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Thanks, it works on my laptop too.
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