Windows File Explorer, how to get better refresh rate?


Christophe

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Hi, how to get better refresh rate in Windows File Explorer?
When I copy/move/delete files in File Explorer application, it takes times til the changes reflect on it, this is really annoying: I always have to then move to a different folder and come back to my initial folder to see the changes (this means also a lot of time lost).
 

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    32 GB
Perform clean boot state on Windows 11 to help you troubleshoot and determine conflicts in your setup.

 

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    Erica6
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    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
For some time Windows has tended to put the newest-added file at the bottom of the Name list. If in a hurry I just click the word Name twice at the top of the file name folder. One click of any of the column heading rearranges the list in either Ascending or Descending order, another click does the other, e.g. if wanting the largest files listed first click Size, will stay that way until rearranging the Name column.
 

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    Win11 Pro RTM
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    Dell Vostro 3400
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    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
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    12GB
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    256GB SSD NVMe
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    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
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    Dell Vostro 5890
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    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
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    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
There are as many solutions to the old refresh issue as there are people that have the problem. From anywhere in file explorer your can always hit f5 for an immediate refresh.

Yours may be fixed by simply setting file explorer options to default
1. Open File Explorer
2. On the top bar, click the right most "..." to open more option
3. Click "option"
there are three tabs on the top, what you have to do is to click the "restore to default" button on each tab.
remember to click "apply".

Some have found mapped network drives to be the issue but looking at the multiple threads on MS forum,the majority found it to be related to Onedrive or another cloud provider. Turning off Onedrive folder backup sync and unlinking the account and PC from Onedrive would be the solution if that is your case.. If you want to go that route, report back and I will post instructions how.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3737
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
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    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
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    Integrated Realtek
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    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 nvme+256gb SKHynix m.2 nvme /External +512gb Samsung m.2 sata+1tb Kingston m2.nvme
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
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    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
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