Solved file explorer slow to update


brianx

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Win 11 32H2 up to date
I have two monitors. On one is explorer open on a folder containing photos. On the other screen is a web page where I create AI images online or similar. When I right click an image there to save (by default to the folder I have open on the other screen), the new image fails to appear in that folder until I refresh it no matter how long i leave it.

The folder does already hold over 2,000 images but that can't be it surely? My pc is modern and powerful and otherwise runs like lightning.

PS to get the windows version as you describe doesn't allow me to copy the version to the clipboard from the pop up window. Not very useful.
 
Windows Build/Version
Win 11 32H2 up to date

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    home built
    CPU
    i7 4790k
    Motherboard
    asrock z87m extreme 4
    Memory
    32gb ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX1070 8gb
Windows Build/VersionWin 11 32H2 up to date
That is actually 23H2 for the version. To get the Version and Build put ver in a Command Prompt window, to get a printable file use ver /ver.txt. Or WinKey + R and type winver.

For some time now when copying a file to a different folder that file will reside at the bottom of the list of files in the new folder, either Refresh/F5 or click Name twice to realign the list.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
Win 11 32H2 up to date
I have two monitors. On one is explorer open on a folder containing photos. On the other screen is a web page where I create AI images online or similar. When I right click an image there to save (by default to the folder I have open on the other screen), the new image fails to appear in that folder until I refresh it no matter how long i leave it.

The folder does already hold over 2,000 images but that can't be it surely? My pc is modern and powerful and otherwise runs like lightning.

PS to get the windows version as you describe doesn't allow me to copy the version to the clipboard from the pop up window. Not very useful.
I'm sure i've seen a registry fix to increase the Explorer refresh rate, go have a peek in tutorials.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WIN 10 Pro
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