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Windows Explorer is not auto refreshing


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smichael

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Hi there,

I had some real real nasty problems on my comp and ended up having to use the recovery disk and wiped out my c drive and reinstalled XP home edition. I have it updated w/ SP2. Things are mostly back to normal now but there is a strange thing going on when I am looking at files w/ windows explorer. If I open a folder and there are a bunch of files listed (in this case music files) and I move them or delete them the screen does not automatically refresh or rearrange the files to fill in the space like it once did. I did find something that looks like it might be the same thing on microsoft's support site :
http://support.micro...kb/823291/en-us
but it really doesn't make much sense to me as far as the instructions go. Does anybody have any idea of what I could do to try and remedy this?
TIA!
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Open a folder then right click an empty part, click arrange icons by to tick auto arrange, if it is ticked, untick it close the folder, open the folder then tick it, close the folder then open it and check they are auto arranging
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Hey Kieth,
Thanks that was it. Man was I totally making this much more complicated than it was. Glad I checked here before I started messing around with the registry and all that. Thanks for the help!
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Thank You for letting me know
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