F5 doesn't refresh Explorer in Windows PE of Windows 10 Creators Update

Applies to: Windows 10, version 1903, all editionsWindows 10, version 1809, all editionsWindows 10, version 1703, all editions

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:

  • You start Windows 10 in Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE) mode.
  • You create a folder or rename a folder.
  • You press the F5 key.

In this scenario, the folder and file list does not refresh.

Workaround


To refresh the files, use one of the following methods:

  • Click another folder, and then click the previous folder.
  • Move the mouse cursor over the folder and file list.