On Sunday, August 31, 2003, michael evans wrote: > Finder folder windows in OSX do not seem to update until clicked in and > brought to the front. > > Is there any way to force a Finder folder window to update immediately > from > FB^3? Using, say, an fsspec of the folder? toolbox fn FSpMakeFSRef( const FSSpec *source, FSRef * newRef) = OSErr toolbox fn FNNotify( const FSRef *ref, UInt32 message, UInt32 flags ) = OSStatus _kFNDirectoryModifiedMessage = 1 /* Notify the Finder (and any other interested parties) that the content of this file's parent folder has changed, The fileSpec passed should normally refer to a file that you have created, deleted or renamed. */ local fn NotifyChangesInParentFolder( fileSpec as ^FSSpec ) '~'1 dim as FSSpec parentFolderSpec dim as OSStatus err dim as FSRef parentFolderFSRef err = fn FSMakeFSSpec( fileSpec.vRefNum, fileSpec.parID, "", @parentFolderSpec ) if ( err == _noErr ) then err = fn FSpMakeFSRef( parentFolderSpec, @parentFolderFSRef ) if ( err == _noErr ) then err = fn FNNotify( parentFolderFSRef, _kFNDirectoryModifiedMessage, 0 ) end fn = err // demo main program dim as FSSpec fs dim as OSStatus err long if ( files$( _FSSpecOpen,,, fs ) != "" ) err = fn NotifyChangesInParentFolder( fs ) if ( err ) then stop "Error " + str$( err ) end if Robert P.