How do I refresh in Finder?

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  1. cuttooth21

    cuttooth21 New Member

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    I connect to a Windows server with my Powerbook wirelessly over the network. Now when I update a folder on the Windows server (like add a new file), the Powerbook doesn't see it. I always have to disconnect from the server and reconnect. It's kind of annoying.

    How can I just refresh the window in Finder? In Windows, the equivalent would be to hit F5 or click the Refresh button. I'm on OS X 10.3.9 btw.
     
  2. Click on a file in the window. Else, close the window and open it.
     
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    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    you could just relaunch Finder :dunno:
     
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    cuttooth21 New Member

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    Figures. That's annoying cause I have to disconnect that network drive, reopen Finder reconnect to that network drive, go to the desktop, launch the drive connection from the shortcut and navigate back to the directory I was in? There's gotta be a refresh or reload or something.

    Anyone else know?
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Under View, you have three options: Icons, List, & Columns which can be acessed by Command key shortcuts. You can change the view to another sytle, then back quickly with a couple of keystrokes which will force a refresh. Not quite as easy at F5 but it seems to work. I've also noticed that files I save to the desktop don't appear until I actually click on the desktop. Its dumb but I guess that's just how Macs work.
     
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    Cool! thanks I'll try that. Definltely easier than relaunching Finder and navigating back to that driectory.
     

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