Windows explorer not updating
Some think the Windows 7 file and folder refresh problem might be linked to either a malicious file or some third-party application.
Firstly, this isn’t anything to do with a malicious file.
But at times, you may find that the desktop or the window may not auto-refresh and to see the changes; you have to manually Refresh it, either by pressing F5 or via the context menu.
If you find that you need to frequently refresh the desktop, you can follow these steps to try and fix the problem.
UPDATE: Please also see the comment by tralala/Truth101/Guest below.Then I started to copy and move files and create shortcuts and delete old files or directories and other basic housekeeping chores on the new PC. For me, I mostly only notice it now after extracting files via the right-click menu using 7-zip, if I use Winrar from the right-click menu, it works as expected.DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM Please see the thread below: I am having this problem in spades. The use of the F5 key looks like the best solution your going to see for this at the moment. For those who may be reading this thread in the future, the "fix" for me was restoring the computer back to its factory default state.The rational for this being that, supposedly, libraries too are needing to maintain their respective directory hard links, maybe competing with explorer's ability to refresh. I recently moved 300GB to an external drive, but I wasn't around to notice the issue, it took over two hrs to complete then my computer when to sleep afterward.With that much data I usually take it in managed chunks, but I wanted to see if it would move it all over then power down to sleep after, which it did.