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How to prevent refresh when renaming files in Vista Windows Explorer

Q: How to prevent refresh when renaming files in Vista Windows Explorer

I occasionally need to rename a number of files in Vista's Windows Explorer. Typically, these files have similar filenames with minor differences. Vista's Windows Explorer will refresh its list (and reposition the files) for every file renamed. This is very disturbing when I need to keep the files in place so I can see the results of those already renamed along with those to be renamed. When I used Win2K the files would stay in place until I clicked View>Refresh. Is there any way to prevent Vista's Windows Explorer from refreshing the list until I tell it to?

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A: How to prevent refresh when renaming files in Vista Windows Explorer

Try the context menu and the "Sort By" options.
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Hi guys.

Since I'm in a huge hard drive clean up these days, I am often renaming files, using software to batch rename and batch music tagging.

So, the problem is... When I rename a file manually, by right-clicking, rename then rename it, when clicking away, the file goes back to its original name. Pressing F5 (Refresh) shows that the name was really renamed. Sometimes, I even wonder if Windows REALLY renamed my file.

Exemple :

MY FIle.docx

renamed to..

This is my file.docx

but when clicking away, it returns to its formal name :

MY FIle.docx.

Probably that the problem could be solved by an Explorer reboot but it keeps coming back at one point. It's slightly annoying...

Any help on that topic is appreciated
See you later guys.


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A:Explorer Problem : Renaming only taking after refresh

I have noticed that behavior before, but not just in Explorer. It also happened in PowerDesk (another file manager that I once used). So far, I have not seen that in the last couple of file managers that I have tried (2Explorer & Freecommander), but I haven't done all that much renaming to be sure.
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Try opening an elevated command prompt and running sfc /scannow. If that does not work, you may need to do a Repair Install.
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I joined the forum to bring up the same complaint.

I 'upgraded' last week, from Win 7 HP sp1(different laptop) and from win 8 to 8.1 (this laptop via Windows Store).

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I generally use XNView as my file manager. But, it wasn't performing as well as it should, or as well as it had been with Win 7. That's why I tried to bypass the middle man in XNView.

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Hi Jim

It works for me in Vista Home Premium - I just tested it. I selected a group of three files, then selected Rename, typed in the new beginning name (this will at first appear to only be renaming the first of the batch), and then pressed Enter = the view will Refresh, & all the files should begin with the new name & have an incremented number in parenthesis.

If it's not working for your friend, have him check that he has ownership of the files (or administrative rights, at the least). With all the User Accounts Controls built into Vista, that might be tripping things up for him a bit.

Best of luck
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A:Have to manually refresh after renaming/moving/creating new folder etc

Does this behavior also occur in Safe Mode ?

Regardless of the answer to that question.
Please run this scan as well.
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A:Windows Explorer Freezing When Deleting And Renaming A File

Hi -

Try the file deletions and renames in SAFEMODE.

Is there anything special about these files - what are some of the names of them and what folders are they located in?

Regards. . .


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A:Windows 7 Professional Hangs when deleting or Renaming Files...

For starters, try this free tool:
Disable all of the non-Windows extensions, reboot and see if that helps.
If it does, re-enable ½ of them at a time to figure out where the problem lies.

Also, Please do the following:
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do you have a mapped network drive that is no longer reachable?
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A:Renaming Files

Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD

Ok, so there are two options: You can either make windows show file extensions like file.exe, or you can have it hide known extensions, like file . What bothers me, is why isn't there an option that hides everything but click to rename it, the extension shows up?

Is this possible?


Alex, I don't believe that I have ever seen that. I firmly believe that the default should be to show file extensions instead of hide them. Big mistake and a great opening for the virus and trojan creators..

Just my opinion..

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double click or goto My Computer (AKA enter windows Explorer.)

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patetc said:

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That is the way I have mine. Nothing should get moved or renamed if all you have checked is that one box.
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A:Renaming The User Files

See answer by Kari.
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Do you still need this solved. I think I can put something together for you.
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A:renaming files causes file to reformat

Hello and welcome to TSF

Click Start => My Computer, on the menu bar click Tools => Folder options, click on the tab View, tick the box hide extensions of known file types, click Apply => Ok.

Try renaming a file now.
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A:Install - files renaming to Window.old

Hello Dinjo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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In Windows, an extension is the same regardless of uppercase or lowercase. However, if you move this file to a Linux file system, JPG is not the same as jpg. *nix operating system files are case sensitive.