Registry Tip: Automate SCREEN Refresh

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

When you delete a file, create a new folder etc the screen does not update until you press F5 (for refresh) or close/open the folder. You can automate this

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Update
Name: UpdateMode
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0

This change is immediate and the next time you start Explorer the new auto update will be in effect.

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