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Desktop refresh not working automatically after folder redirection

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  • Issue: When files are saved to desktop, the files are not visible immediately (auto refresh of desktop not working) until refresh the desktop manually (need to refresh the desktop)

    1. Iconecache.db is renamed and reboots the system and checked.
    2. Applied group policy to add one registry and checked with user but it is not working. There was patch released by Microsoft (if auto refresh is not working for libraries) , installed the patch on user's system and checked but it is not working(auto refresh is not happening when files saved on desktop
    3. As per one of the article on TechNet we have found that the "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{BDEADE7F-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}\Instance", there is a DWORD value called "Don’t Refresh" which is set to "1" (on). Change the value to "0" (off). This re-enables the refresh. Created a group policy and checked with user.
    4. Deleted all the desktop.ini files from the desktop and reboot system
    5. Has done below registry change on machine as per one of the TechNet article.
    Go into the Registry, and in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control, create a key called Update. Within that, make a DWORD value named Update Mode with value 0.
    In the article, it had also mentioned that should delete any short folders (shortcut network folders) which are there on the desktop. We have deleted the same and have rebooted the machine.

    6. The issue seems to be one of the locations after applying the folder redirection group policy. The only difference between this location and other location is that other sites reference their home drive via the DFS namespace, which is hosted on Windows Server 2008R2.  Issue site uses UNC references to the homedrive, is not on DFS, but are on a Windows Server 2008R2 cluster. So also checked by changing homedrive path.

    All the above solutions are tried but nothing seems to be working and any help on this issue is highly appreciated



    • Edited by dwani Thursday, January 08, 2015 5:24 AM
    Thursday, January 08, 2015 5:23 AM

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  • Hi

    Could you please review the following articles - including a hotfix

    File list in the Windows Explorer folder is not refreshed after you create, move, or delete files

    https://support.microsoft.com/kb/823291?wa=wsignin1.0

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/5a334b98-7891-4ee9-bb82-6ba9c31bf2fe/folder-redirection-refresh-issue

    I had the same issue and after a lot of looking, solved it using the following steps. 

    1. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    2. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    3. Type NoSimpleNetIDList, and then press ENTER.
    4. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
    5. Type 1, and then click OK

    I got this info from the following MS link.  if your system is a fully updated XP system then you only need to add the registry entries.  Here is the link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823291  You can also do this with GPO if you have many systems that need it, link here: http://us.generation-nt.com/answer/dfs-gp-folder-redirection-help-49894232.html?page=2  As I only had 3 systems that needed it I did not test the template for the GPO.

    Folder Redirection - Explorer requires manual refresh

    http://serverfault.com/questions/140541/folder-redirection-explorer-requires-manual-refresh


    Inderjit

    Thursday, January 08, 2015 7:29 AM
  • Hi Inderjit,

    Thanks for reply.  Here in my environment most of the system are on Windows 7.  I think the hotfix which is suggested is for winXP. Please let me know if am correct. Any other help will be appreciated


    • Edited by dwani Thursday, January 08, 2015 8:11 AM
    Thursday, January 08, 2015 8:11 AM
  • Issue: When files are saved to desktop, the files are not visible immediately (auto refresh of desktop not working) until refresh the desktop manually (need to refresh the desktop). Any help on the above issue is much appreciated.

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 8:04 AM