Netbeans: Where's my Refresh button gone?Aug 23, 2011 · 1 minute read
This is post is now quite old and the the information it contains may be out of date or innacurate.
My instinct having used netbeans for the past year was to right-click the folder and click Refresh. The problem being that the Refresh item was missing from the menu!
It turns out that if you have “Enable auto-scanning of sources” enabled (which it is by default) in “Tools->Options->Miscellaneous->Files”, netbeans assumes that it will know when you add a file, so you’ll never have to refresh the folders. Unfortunately, that assumption is not always correct and the folder will not refresh.
So the answer is to uncheck that option, right-click the folder and “Refresh”, and if you like the option, turn it back on.