Note: I am fully aware that this question is a dupe of Icons of deleted files remain until refreshed. However, that question is over two years old, has few views, has no answers, and doesn't convey the issue very well. Therefore, I am asking a new one.
Infrequently and at random, deleting a file via Windows 7 Explorer does not remove the file from the file list. This makes me think my delete was unsuccessful, so I try to delete the file again only be greeted with
Could not find this item. Only after I refresh the window does the deleted file disappear.
As I said, this occurs randomly. Explorer behaves like it should the vast majority of the time, but there is always that one day that Windows 7 just isn't feeling very well and stops updating the Explorer window. This makes it near impossible to troubleshoot since it essentially fixes itself when it feels like it.
Answers/comments I would rather not see posted here:
- Troubleshooting solutions. I am not going to "try this". This includes things like "Try creating a new user account and see if it works there."
- Links to discussion threads on other websites that do not clearly show one person's solution as the fix, especially if the thread is full of people saying "I tried this, but it didn't work" and "Has anyone found a solution yet?".
Here are the types of answers I do want to see:
- An official Microsoft hotfix that addresses this issue specifically.
- If nothing else, an objective reason why this is happening so that I knew exactly how to reproduce the issue so that I know how to avoid it in the future.