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

This article provides a workaround to the issue in which F5 doesn't refresh Explorer in Windows PE of Windows 10 Creators Update.

Applies to:   Windows 10, version 1903, Windows 10, version 1809
Original KB number:   4033241

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 do 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.