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How Do I Refresh A Finder Window In OS X?


Is there a way to refresh the contents of a Finder window in OS X?
- Asked by Loren B. September 5th, 2013 (Updated: December 17th, 2014)


There isn't a perfect way to refresh Finder windows in OS X. You can, however, force a refresh by hitting the back button and then forward button in the window. Or you can open a folder within the window and hit the back button. Another option is to Force Quit (Command+Option+Escape) the Finder.