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September 5, 2021

Why a file does not disappear after deleting

Have you ever encountered such a problem, a file does not disappear automatically after deleting, but you need to press F5 on the keyboard or right-click the mouse and select Refresh. Although this is not a big problem and does not affect the security and stability of the system, it will be more troublesome to refresh manually one more step. So how to solve the problem that files have been deleted are still visible?

There are 2 methods that can fix the issue that files are still visible after deleting.
1. Modify the registry
2. Reset folders views

Method 1: Add UpdateMode in the registry


1) Press Win+R to open the Run window
2) Type regedit in the Run windows and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
Run window

3) Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE on the right, expand it level by level.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetControlUpdate
Registry Editor

4) If there is no entry named Update, right-click on Control and select New, then select Key, and name the newly created Key Update.
Create new key in Registry Editor

5) Right-click on the newly created Update, select New, and then select DWORD (32-bit) value. Name it UpdateMode.
Create new DWORD value in Registry Editor

6) Double-click UpdateMode and set its value to 0.
Set value in Registry Editor

7) Reboot the system.

Method 2: Reset Folders views


If the above method does not fix the issue that you need to do a refresh to make a file disappear after deletion, please try the following method - Reset Folders views.
1) Open a folder, switch to the View tab, then click Options.
Windows Folder and Search options

2) In the opened File Explorer Options window, switch to the View tab.
3) Click the button Reset Folders in the Folder views.
Windows Folder options

Method 3: Turn off the automatic detection of the headset


If the above 2 methods do not work on your computer, and you have installed a High Definition Audio Manager on the computer. Please try the following way, turn off the automatic detection of the headset.
1) Open the Control Panel, then click Hardware and Sound.
2) Click High Definition Audio Manager.
3) Click the headset.
4) In the opened window, checked Headset, and uncheck the option When the device is plugged in, open an automatic pop-up dialog box.
5) Save settings and reboot the system.
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