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When you open a network share by using a previously created shortcut in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008, a newly created file or folder in the network share does not appear until you update the screen

Consider the following scenario:

  • You create a shortcut for a network share in a Windows operating system that is earlier than Windows Vista, such as Windows XP.
  • You upgrade the operating system to Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
  • You open the shortcut in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008, and then you create a new file or folder in the network share to which the shortcut points.

In this scenario, the newly created file or folder does not appear until you update the screen.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB960954.

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