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Win 8.1 64 bit file explorer won't refresh

woody345

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel i5 3570K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    Memory
    8 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    On board
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    us michigan

MikeChdwck

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

viperfx777

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i need help

Cant fix it
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8_1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    giga
    CPU
    intel i7
    Motherboard
    giga
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    780
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    none
    Country Flag
    Mexico
    State/Region Flag
    au christmas islands

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