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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Using the Registry to Fiddle with Files

Let's turn our attention now to some Registry techniques that operate on files. The next five sections introduce you to various Registry keys that change the way you work with files in Windows 98.

Adjusting Explorer's Refresh Rate

Windows 98 does a pretty good job of updating the Explorer window whenever you use another application to add, delete, or rename files. It sometimes misses some file updates, however, especially if the changes were made at the DOS prompt or with a DOS application. You can always update the Explorer display to show the latest information by selecting View | Refresh or by pressing F5. If, however, you want to make Explorer really diligent about keeping its display up-to-date, head ...

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