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I quite often drop and re-create folders. If an explorer window is open in a folder which gets deleted, explorer will automatically jump to the nearest existing parent folder as soon as it detects the delete.

I wonder if there is any way of making explorer stay put, so that I can just refresh the view when the folder has been re-created.

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You have not stated which version of Windows you are using, but the short answer to your question is "No, you can't turn off the auto-refresh feature of Windows Explorer."

An alternative solution is to use a third party file manager. Here is some comparison information about different ones.

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I use a multitude of windows versions, if I can do it in any I would like to know! –  Alexander Torstling Aug 6 '12 at 13:48
Oh, and I don't really need to turn of auto-refresh per se, I just want to prevent the "jump to nearest parent" behavior. –  Alexander Torstling Aug 6 '12 at 13:49

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