Why do downloads not appear on my desktop immediately?

brian July 9, 2010

I use Windows XP and download to my desktop, but sometimes it doesn’t appear on my desktop until after I reboot. What gives?

  1. Aibek
    July 20, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Happens sometimes to me as well. A quick refresh (F5) does the trick.

  2. Anonymous
    July 14, 2010 at 5:56 am

    That's a peculiar problem. Hitting refresh would probably be the easiest and fastest way to make the file show up on your desktop. Also (although I've never heard of such a situation), this could be the work of a virus or something. So make sure you do an updated scan soon.

  3. Jack Cola
    July 10, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Have you tried right clicking on the desktop and press refresh?

    What web browser are you using?