In Windows Explorer, when you create a new file, paste a file, or delete a file, the user interface may not update automatically. As a result, the list of files that appears in the current folder may not be up to date. This behavior occurs most frequently when the target folder is on a DFS share or is a special folder that must be redirected. For example, the My Documents folder is redirected to \\myserver
. This behavior may also occur when the redirected folder is targeted to a Netware server. Always, you can successfully refresh the Explorer window when you press F5.
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
You must follow the steps in the "Registry information" section to resolve this problem, even when Windows XP with Service Pack 2 is installed.
To resolve this problem, obtain and install the hotfix listed below. Then, follow the steps to edit the registry. The steps to edit the registry follow the hotfix information that is listed below.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix. Note
If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note
The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone
tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name
14-Jul-2003 12:55 6.0.2800.1242 8,242,176 Shell32.dll
This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
Follow these steps:
- Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
- On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
- Type NoSimpleNetIDList, and then press ENTER.
- On the Edit menu, click Modify.
- Type 1, and then click OK.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.Note
You must follow the steps in the "Registry information" section to resolve this problem, even when Windows XP with Service Pack 2 is installed. You must log off and log back in for the registry changes to take effect.