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File explorer and Recycle Bin broken after last update

  1. #1

    File explorer and Recycle Bin broken after last update

    I have Win 8.1 on a Toshiba Satellite C75 and after the upgrade yesterday File Explorer and the Recycle Bin are both broken.

    If I empty the Recycle Bin the desktop icon doesn't refresh and if I create a new directory, delete or rename files in any File Explorer window the changes are not refreshed. I have to go up one level and back down again to see the changes.

    This is rubbish and I need to know how to fix it.

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    RE : Recycle Bin does not refresh
    Please use this tutorial : How to Fix the Recycle Bin Icon Not Refreshing When Emptied

    Recycle Bin
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    Re : changes are not refreshed in File Explorer

    Clear the thumbnail cache and rebuild icon cache might fix the issue.

    Thumbnail cache clear and reset
    Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Rebuild Icon Cache
    Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Thanks. I'll try those two and see what happens.
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  5. #5

    The recycle bin seems to be fixed but File Explorer is still broken.

    Files do not disappear from the window when deleted and I have to navigate up the tree and back down again to make sure they are gone. Also if I create a New Folder it doesn't appear unless I follow the same procedure, neither do renames of files or folders appear to work unless the window is refreshed.

    All very annoying.
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    Anyone got any other ideas on how to fix this?

    Windows update just seems to create more problems than it solves.
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