Problem: File Explorer or Desktop changes are not reflected instantly after creating, deleting, moving or renaming a file or folder.
Workaround: Manually refresh the view or press F5
Fix: In File Explorer or on the desktop, when you create, delete, rename, or move a file or folder, the folder view does not refresh automatically to reflect the action. To see the changes, the user must press the F5 button on the keyboard, or right-click on the desktop or folder background and choose Refresh.
- Open File Explorer
- Click File menu, ‘Change folder and search options’
- Click ‘Restore Defaults’ button