This problem appears to be quite common – so much so that there is even an acronym made for it: WEDR – Windows Explorer Doesn’t Refresh! 🙂 Microsoft has released some hotfixes to resolve such issues at KB960954 and KB823291.
Please check they apply to your operating system and situation before you decide to download and apply them.
Some Windows 7 users have reported to me that Option 1 & 2 didn’t work for them.
I did a little more research and those users who had problems with 1 &2, found Option 3 worked for them.
OK, I Googled and found out how to do the command prompt thing but when I did as you suggested it said "You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility." So I don't know what to do about that.Did you install any app recently, that added itself to File Explorer - you can check that by right clicking and see if the app added menus and such?This is a problem that occurs in multiple Windows versions.Some think the Windows 7 file and folder refresh problem might be linked to either a malicious file or some third-party application.Firstly, this isn’t anything to do with a malicious file.