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Why is Windows Explorer not updating when I do things?

  1. #1


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    windows 8

    Why is Windows Explorer not updating when I do things?


    Right now, if I rename a file in windows explorer, or right click->create new folder (or new file), or do a bunch of other things, I don't see the result of the action (i.e., the file's name stays the same, or the new folder/file doesn't appear) until I click away to another folder, and then back to the one I did the action in.


    Why is this happening, and how can I fix it? I haven't explicitly changed anything recently, though maybe an update broke something.


    I am using Windows 8.



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  2. #2


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Sounds like a problem that windows is not automatically refreshing.

    Get a UAC prompt when you do this ?

    Try SFC at admin command prompt type sfc /scannow

    Let it run see if it finds anything and repairs it.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Sounds like a problem that windows is not automatically refreshing.

    Get a UAC prompt when you do this ?

    Try SFC at admin command prompt type sfc /scannow

    Let it run see if it finds anything and repairs it.
    Hi, thank you for the response!

    When I do that, it says:

    Click image for larger version

    The output in the file it speaks of is here (warning, it's 4MB):

    View Code Snippet Code Viewer - Source Code Upload/Viewer

    What should I do?

    Thank you!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Run this Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8


    and then reboot and sfc /scannow again

    It takes quite a long time...
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  5. #5


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    The output in the file it speaks of is here (warning, it's 4MB)
    In addition to what Adam's suggestion above. Before re-run sfc /scannow, delete everything under: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS
    So you'll get a fresh copy of CBS.log, much snaller in size and up to date.
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