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Hello,

This seems like a minor problem, but I am concerned that it indicates a bigger one.

When I delete a file from a folder (any file type), rather than disappearing after I confirm that I want to delete it, it stays put.

If I close the folder and reopen it, the file is gone.

If I try to open the file after deleting it, it says that the file can not be found. So, it's deleted, but the icon is still showing.

The same thing happens when I rename a file; it keeps the old name until the folder is closed and reopened.

Finally, this only happens with a secondary user (not the Admin).

Any ideas?
Thanks!
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See here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823291
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Thanks--I had looked on the MS website but I guess I didn't know what words to search for.

I tried both hotfixes referenced in that page but they are for service packs older than my system (XP SP3), so no dice.

In theory (from what I read) I should not be having this problem, since my system is up to date. I am also not sure why it started just recently.

Any other ideas?

Thanks.

Edited by praxidice, 18 March 2009 - 05:03 AM.

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Finally, this only happens with a secondary user (not the Admin).

Try to create new account: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151
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The same thing has started happening on the administrator account as well.

I have read about a few registry tweaks for this issue--do you think these are safe?

Thanks.
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Hmmmm...it depends what they're. But...

I suggest that you start a new topic in the Malware Removal - HiJackThis™ Logs Go Here area.

Before you post a log click on this link --> You Must Read This Before Posting A Hijackthis Log
this will give you a few preparations to make, as well as instruction for posting your Hijackthis log.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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Will do. Thanks for the advice.
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Hello again,

I've just returned from the malware forums and my computer's scans are clean.

Just for kicks, my comp has found a new game: When one user is logged on, and uses "switch user" to log on with another user, the system locks up and I have to restart. This doesn't happen if the user actually logs off - only with "switch user."

Naturally I have no clue if that is at all related, but the original problem with explorer windows not refreshing automatically is still there.

What next?
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Go Start>Run ("Start Search" in Vista), type in:
sfc /scannow
Click OK (hold CTRL, and SHIFT, hit Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) will find any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD (rarely in Vista case).
If sfc won't find any errors in Windows XP, it'll simply quit, without any message.
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Sorry for the delay in my reply. Thanks for yours.

I followed your instructions and the scan finished normally. What next?
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Did you check that registry fix from Microsoft link?
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Do you mean the Microsoft link at the beginning of this thread? If it's that, yes, I tried that right after you posted it. If you mean something else, I'm not sure.
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This:

1. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
2. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
3. Type NoSimpleNetIDList, and then press ENTER.
4. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
5. Type 1, and then click OK.
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The hotfixes at that link are for SP1/2, and so they wouldn't work on my system. So, I couldn't make it as far as modifying the registry because I couldn't install the hotfix in the first place.
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Now, wait a sec, you don't have any SP installed, or what?
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