How to Refresh Thumbnails of Folder Shortcuts (.lnk)

folder shortcut thumbnails not refreshing

When you create a desktop shortcut to a folder, the folder shortcut thumbnail icon reflects what was in the folder it points to at creation. Later, when you add or remove files to the target folder, the folder thumbnails get updated dynamically, but the folder shortcut thumbnails remain the same. Even pressing F5 does not refresh the folder shortcut thumbs.

folder shortcut thumbnails not refreshing

As you may have known, you can refresh the folder shortcut thumbnails by clearing and rebuilding the thumbnail cache. But here’s a simpler script solution to refresh the folder shortcut thumbnails without rebuilding the thumbnails cache.Read more