File/folder creation Windows 7 64 bit
Posted on 2013-02-05
Getting ready to migrate the office pool over to Windows 7 64 bit systems. I have been using it for the CAD/CAM users, I thought, without incident. Today, I get the following email:
"Ever since this box was new it had this quirk of never refreshing a window or folder when a new folder or file was created in it. I’ve always hit the F5 button to manually do it. Lately its been pissin’ me off when I F5 to show the new folder I’ve created so I can give it a name. It is there, but It is now instead of the highlight being on my new folder, it’s on a different folder or file next to it.
Is there a way to make it auto refresh every time a change is made?"
The standard search process of MS Support forums suggests MANY things from BIOS update to disconnecting or shutting down networking and/or file sharing, and of course, the default position of third party programs. It seems to be *most* Windows 7 systems are affected on *most* hardware profiles. (Holy 9X!).
It seems *most* of the offered solutions are either temporary or very invasive and/or time consuming to get to a maybe fix. It appears this has existed as a known issue since Vista, but we skipped that system and stuck with XPP until now. Things seem to point to the shell icon db file most often, and deletion of same as a fix, a temporary fix that some suggest that a script be written to remove this file with each boot cycle. Another solution seems to be disabling Clients for Microsoft networks in the network adapter properties, but the domain controller is Windows 2000 Server, hence I hesitate to do that.
Any ideas or is this one of those famous things MS calls a "known issue" not to be addressed?