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Saturday, May 6, 2017

[SOLVED] Desktop does not Refresh Automatically after copy pasting a file




Like everyone else I also had a problem with my Windows 7. The Desktop was not getting refreshed automatically. I copied and pasted a file to my Desktop and it was not there. I pressed Ctrl+V and Windows says do "There is already a file with same name in this location". I was surprised, if its there why can I see it.
After few searches over Google, found the answer to it.

Before we start, A word of caution. Please Create a backup of your Registry.In-case you mess-up (I am sure you wont), backup will resolve.

Here is what you need to do,


Press Windows+R and type regedit 
Right click on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
dontrefresh












Click "Find"
Type dontrefresh in the search box and hit Enter
Once search is complete, in the Right pane you will see DontRefresh
The Data value will probably be set to '1'

dontrefresh






Right click on "dontrefresh" and modify the value to '0'
Reboot your computer.

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