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win98se explorer refresh problem

By windozepains ·
From time to time I find I have to manually refresh windows explorer after draging and dropping files into new folders.The icon remains in the old folder until i refresh or use the forward or back arrow buttons. Can i fix this problem without havingto reboot the entire system?

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by Ann777 In reply to win98se explorer refresh ...

If Windows Explorer gets to a point where it will not refresh with an F5 or Forward/Back, then you have a resources issue.

Go To start --> run --> msconfig and check Selective Startup. Then go to your Startup tab and uncheck those programs that you do not actively use each day (systray and explore are the only two that Windows requires to run... the others in startup eat resources and can cause low memory and non-response issues such as you describe).

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by Ann777 In reply to win98se explorer refresh ...

By the way, also clear out all ~*.* files, *.tmp files and all files from Temporary Internet Files (folders). These old files can cause problems as well.

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by windozepains In reply to win98se explorer refresh ...

Thank you Anna,
I keep my startup down to bare bones, but I will try keeping the temp file down. Now that i think of it, this problem only happens when I am moving large amounts of data very swiftely.
Thanx

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by rpdomingue In reply to win98se explorer refresh ...

Large amounts of data? Exactly how much are we talking about? I believe that Windows only lets you move 2Gigs worth of stuff which is a ton but even still this also depends on what type of Processor you have on your workstation and at what speed it's operating it (i.e. Penium I - 330Mhz, etc...). As Anna suggested you should just be able to select refresh or hit F5. You shouldn't have to reboot you workstation. I see this happen time to time and all i do is hit F5 and if that doesn't work,close out Explorer and open it back up. Problem should be solved.

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