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Standbar toolbar missing in Windows Explorer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by melonhead, Jul 6, 2003.

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  1. melonhead

    melonhead Thread Starter

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    I'm using windows xp.

    When I right click on Start and then go to Explorer, my standard toolbar and buttons are missing. I've tried everything - right clicking, that only gives me the choice to close the "toolbar" which are just all the folders on the left on the screen.

    When I go to my computer from the start menu on XP, the standard toolbar and buttons are there, just missing when I right click on the start menu.

    I could live without it, but it is my habit to get to my folders that way and it is really annoying not to have the menu options.

    Thanks for all your helpl.
     
  2. slipmatt

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    Sorry if i'm stating the obvious :confused: why not go to Tools ==>Folder Options ==>View and change some of the settings to your preferences, maybe try some of the options in "View" as well (y)
     
  3. Dan O

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    Is the row missing as well?

    How about the Address menu, is it missing as well?

    Try selecting Start, Run, type: SFC /SCANNOW

    Click OK. It will check the Windows system files and replace any missing or damage files.
     
  4. melonhead

    melonhead Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Yeah, all the toolbars and address bars are miissing. I can't go up to "tools" because that toolbar is missing also. I'm going to run the scan disk and see if that helps.
     
  5. melonhead

    melonhead Thread Starter

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    Dan I ran the scan now. It went through the file protection, and when it reached 100% it just quit. Does it usually give you a status or something? No tool bar was there.

    Thank you.
     
  6. msandi

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    I'm having the same problem. When I open a folder normally (not by right-clicking) I don't have my toolbars or my menus. But what I did do is right-click and Explore, then I have menus. Then I chose under the View menu --> Toolbars --> uncheck Lock the Toolbars

    That will let you give you a resize arrow to resize the area above the file names, types, etc.

    But even then, in the windows that I open normally, I get the resize arrow, but I can't resize anything!
     
  7. ozrom1e

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    I was just wondering if we could find out what version of Internet Explorer is running on this system?
     
  8. msandi

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    Please see this thread: Missing buttons in Explorer windows

    Also it refers to this website:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555130

    It worked perfectly for me. I definitely had to delete the ShellBrowser ITBarLayout
     
  9. Dan O

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    Melonhead,

    Did you fix the problem?

    MSandI,

    Great link!
     
  10. WebKing27

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    If I can understand your problem... There are two problems.
    1. is you are not getting the folder view in windows explorer. [right?]
    2. I am able to get that, if you could explain a bit further will be helpful.

    For the first one....
    You can start Windows Explorer by pressing WinKey + E [WinKey is in the middle of CTRL and ALT at left]
    Now while you are in windows explorer hold down ALT key and press V E O
    This will show the folders on left... ATB
     
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