Strange Refresh Problems with Vista

I noticed several days ago when I had downloaded a file that it didn’t show up on my desktop where I had saved it.  I thought I maybe inadvertently saved it somewhere else, so I proceeded to download again, selected the Desktop as the save to location, and clicked Save.

“Do you want to overwrite the file?”  I thought that was weird.  It’s there, but I can’t see it.  I went back to my desktop, hit F5 and … BAM!  It appeared.

So, I did a little searching and found that there is a Vista update for this.  Knowledge Base Article 932406 “The Windows desktop may stop updating correctly after a Windows Vista-based computer has been running for an extended period of time” appeared.

Sure, I run my computer for extended periods of time, and my icons are AWOL.  It seems to fit my scenario.  So I downloaded it and installed.  We’ll see how things go after the reboot.

Here’s the link to the knowledge base article.


note While writing this, I was listening to “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Sixpence None the Richer