Learn why Internet Explorer® in Windows® 7 doesn't auto refresh
What are the reasons due to which the Internet Explorer in Windows 7 doesn't auto refresh? What can be done to resolve the problem?
Internet Explorer in Windows 7 refers to a folder that can be used to view all files and folders in the system. The folder will be refreshed automatically as you add new files and folders to the system. Auto refreshing becomes much useful when you access shared files and folders in the system. All files and folders can be viewed instantly in a single window. However, sometimes, the auto refreshing may not work for Internet Explorer in Windows 7. It usually comes after you upgrade the operating system in the computer. Thus, you may need to hit the ‘F5’ key always in Internet Explorer to view newly added files.
Here are some techniques to disable auto refresh Internet Explorer in Windows 7:
- Auto refresh disabled
- Rebuild Thumbnails database
- Change registry value
Auto refresh disabled
There could be various reasons due to which Internet Explorer in Windows 7 does not auto refresh. It could be because of the Thumbnails database in the system. Thumbnails may increase in size and would be resulting in the issue. It is possible that you have selected the option 'Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)' option in the system. The issue can also occur due to the auto refreshing option being turned off in Internet Explorer in the system registry. Decrease in the folder size is another reason for Internet Explorer in Windows 7 not auto refreshing.
Rebuild Thumbnails database
You can try rebuilding the Thumbnails database to disable the auto refresh for Internet Explorer in Windows 7. To do this, you need to access the 'Start' menu of the system first. Then, you need to type in ‘cleanmgr’ in the search box. It is also possible to access Disk Cleanup under System Tools in Start Menu of the system. This will take some time to perform the Disk Cleanup on system partition. You can then put a checkmark on Thumbnails. Press the 'OK' button and see the issue fixed.
It is possible that the auto refresh value in Internet Explorer has been set to ‘on’ in the System registry. If so, you need to change the value to disable the auto refresh. To do this, you need to access the 'Start' menu of the system and type ‘regedit’ in the Run prompt. It will display the Registry Editor and you need to access HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder. Then navigate to the Update subkey under the Control folder. Finally, double-click the Update Mode in the right pane and see the issue fixed.
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