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cjegan
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Refresh Directory not working on network folder

Postby cjegan » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:39 pm

Charles

When I am looking at a directory view of a folder on a networked drive, the Refresh Directory does not update file dates or sizes. I have to view a file before the details will update.
I am running V15 SR2 on 32-bit Windows 7. The networked folder is on a server running Windows 2012.
I have not ticked the Disable Automatic Refresh on Network Drives

Chris
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cjegan
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Re: Refresh Directory not working on network folder

Postby cjegan » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:38 pm

Charles

I have found this occurs because of a setting on the server, and it is not a problem in V. The same thing occurs in Explorer on the server.
The registry key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem\NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate determines whether the timestamp is updated whenever a file is changed.
If this flag is 1 (disabled) the time and size only change when the file is opened or the file properties are checked.
Changing the value to 0 (enabled) means the file time and size are updated regularly.
I need to check whether this is a significant overhead on the system - I may need to disable this.

Chris

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Re: Refresh Directory not working on network folder

Postby FileViewer » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:41 pm

i have found this occurs because of a setting on the server, and it is not a problem in V.

Thanks for letting me know.

I couldn't reproduce the problem and was going to suggest it was either a Windows bug or a configuration issue.


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