installing makemkv, explorer won't refresh anymore

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perkedel
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installing makemkv, explorer won't refresh anymore

Post by perkedel » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:59 pm

Not sure if anyone has seen this, I'm having a peculiar problem after installing MakeMKV 1.14.5.

Here's the issue: after installing MakeMKV, any file operation (copy, move, delete) in Windows explorer it doesn't refresh the changes. Example: I deleted a file on the desktop, the file appears to be there, until I hit F5, then the file is gone reflecting the delete.

This is happening on 3 different machines, Dell Optiplex, HP Spectre, and Lenovo laptop.

To test that it is not caused by other software, I wiped the drive on the lenovo laptop, put fresh windows 10 install, install google chrome (to get MakeMKV), then install MakeMKV. The problem shows up right away.

I was able to get auto fresh back in the HP Spectre by uninstalling MakeMKV, but I couldn't get it back on the Dell or the Lenovo.

If anyone has any ideas how to fix it after the fact, I would like to hear about it.

Woodstock
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Re: installing makemkv, explorer won't refresh anymore

Post by Woodstock » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:37 pm

I've had that issue with machines for years, whether or not MakeMKV is installed. It isn't just explorer, though; when the machines decide to have "senior moments", even using DIR at the CMD prompt can't make things appear as they change.

It's really weird when you're actively updating a directory with a non-Microsoft program in one window, and explorer says the directory doesn't exist.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

perkedel
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Re: installing makemkv, explorer won't refresh anymore

Post by perkedel » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:15 pm

I was able to fix it, reset the file explorer option. I didn't think to do it that way because there's no such option that you can disable in the first place.
Not sure why installing MakeMKV on a clean install would disable refresh on normal file ops. Well at least it's fixed now.

Woodstock
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Re: installing makemkv, explorer won't refresh anymore

Post by Woodstock » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:43 pm

Can I ask what you reset? I'd LOVE to get rid of the "senior moment" responses, in part because if it corresponds with one of mine, I can't figure out what I was trying to do in the first place... :roll:
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

perkedel
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Re: installing makemkv, explorer won't refresh anymore

Post by perkedel » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:11 pm

Woodstock wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Can I ask what you reset? I'd LOVE to get rid of the "senior moment" responses, in part because if it corresponds with one of mine, I can't figure out what I was trying to do in the first place... :roll:
So if you go to File Explorer and go to View > Option in View tab.
The strange thing is that there's no 'disable auto refresh' in here, but clicking reset folders and restore defaults seem to do it.

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Re: installing makemkv, explorer won't refresh anymore

Post by Woodstock » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:29 am

Unfortunately, blindly resetting folders would not work for me - I have too many of them with customized views.

Decided to try to find the registry key that "reset defaults" might touch... In the first few google hits, over a dozen different registry entries that may or may not be present were recommended. :roll:
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

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