View Full Version : Refresh desktop on W2K

07-10-2006, 02:12 PM
I installed a new company issued computer for a customer last Friday. It was a Dell running W2K. This machine was to replace is older W2K machine.

He wanted to put shortcuts on his new desktop like he had on the old machine. I'd do the usual, right click on an application and chose Sent to desktop (create shortcut). The shortcut didn't appear on the desktop, although I did see it in the Desktop folder.

Solution was to refresh the desktop (F5). Then the shortcut appeared. Where is the setting to make this happen? I've never seen where you had to refresh the desktop to see a newly created item appear.


09-07-2006, 12:01 PM
May have been and issue because it was new? You know how puter's work: thinks happen! The bottom line is: you fixed it.:)