Desktop Refreshing Issue?

I have a problem and I cant seem to figure out whats causing it. I just did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate. Something strange is going on and as far as I can tell it only happens on the desktop. When ever I delete a file, folder, or shortcut from the desktop it still shows on the desktop until I manually refresh it. This also applies for moving files of the desktop to another location. It still shows as on the desktop until I refresh.

I have tried Google but its wisdom isnt helping me so I came to the pros in hope that someone would be able to shed some light.
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  1. jedinegotiator said:
    I have a problem and I cant seem to figure out whats causing it. I just did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate. Something strange is going on and as far as I can tell it only happens on the desktop. When ever I delete a file, folder, or shortcut from the desktop it still shows on the desktop until I manually refresh it. This also applies for moving files of the desktop to another location. It still shows as on the desktop until I refresh.

    I have tried Google but its wisdom isnt helping me so I came to the pros in hope that someone would be able to shed some light.


    Someone? Anyone?
  2. 65 reads and no reply....

    Well turns out I found out myself.

    I did a lot of googling and found lots of things to try like things in the registry but nothing worked. Today I stumbled upon something that actually did work.

    If there are others that have this issue try doing a Disk Check. It took about 5 hours on my 1TB drive but it worked.

    Go to my computer and right click your main OS drive (usually (C:)). Click properties and then go to the tools tab and click the check for errors button. A dialogue box will open. Select both ticks and click ok. You will have to restart your computer and then it will do the check.

    This will take a while depending on the size of the drive so overnight is best.
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