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    Win 8 desktop not refreshing

    If I rename/move/delete anything on my Win 8 desktop its does not refresh.

    Eg, If I have a folder called 'Docs' and I delete it, it still remains on the desktop until I manually refresh it.

    Anyone else had this or got any ideas how to fix it?

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    It's for Windows 7 and I don't know how likely this is, but is this any use?
    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.thewindowsclub.com/desktop-does-not-refresh-automatically-windows
    Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following registry key:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID
    Here right-click and search for dontrefresh. If you find it, and if it has a value set to 1, change its value to 0.

    This is known to have helped fix the problem in most cases.

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    Thanks but I don't have that reg setting

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    Local drive poor redirected?

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    Damn, nor did I, but thought it was worth a try.
    How about rebuilding the icon cache? Some people said it worked for them:
    Desktop icons never appear after startup until right click................. | Windows Secrets Lounge
    Open Notepad and paste the following:
    Code:
    @echo off
    cls
    echo The Explorer process must be killed to delete the Icon DB. 
    echo Please SAVE ALL OPEN WORK before continuing
    pause
    taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F 
    echo Attempting to delete Icon DB...
    If exist %userprofile%\AppData\Local\IconCache.db goto delID
    echo Previous Icon DB not found...trying to build a new one
    goto :main
    :delID
    cd /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
    del IconCache.db /a
    pause
    echo Icon DB has been successfully deleted
    goto main
    :main
    echo Windows 7 must be restarted to rebuild the Icon DB. 
    echo Restart now? (Y/N):
    set /p choice=
    If %choice% == y goto end
    echo Restart aborted...please close this window 
    explorer.exe
    :end
    shutdown /r /t 0
    exit
    Save this to your desktop as a rebuildiconcache.bat or some such .bat file.

    Click on the file to run.

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    Ok fixed it by rebuilding icon cache. Apparently same issue in Windows 7.
    Edit: heh thanks @Valyyn - just did that

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    Well you know what they say
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    Great minds think alike!

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