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Menu bar is gone from explorer (windows 7)

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December 2, 2010 7:26:50 PM

Hello,
my menu bar is gone from explorer (windows 7) can only access it from alt key and won't stay visible
I'm not in full screen and when I use the alt key to display the menu bar and go to view..toolbars...menu toolbar is checked but disappears anyway even if I lock the toolbars.
It is not even listed under the tools..toolbars option. How do I get it to stay visible? The arrow for the last pages that you visited is gone as well. What a pain!
December 2, 2010 7:55:27 PM

If you use the menu bar quite often and would like to have it on all the time like in Windows XP, proceed with the following steps:

1. Open Explorer or My Computer Window.
2. Click on “Organize” and then select “Folder and search options”.
3. In Folder Options, click on “View” tab.
4. Check “Always show menus” in advanced settings.
5. Click “OK”.

That’s it. Now menu will be always shown in Explorer / My Computer Windows.

I hope this helps!

Brett M,
Windows Outreach Team
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December 2, 2010 8:47:35 PM

Thanks but it didn't work. Any other ideas? Appreciate the help.
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December 2, 2010 9:25:23 PM

Are you refering to Internet Explorer 9? If that is the case then there is no way to keep the menu bar permanently on display. You will just have to use the alt key, unless Microsoft restore it in the final release.
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December 2, 2010 9:37:20 PM

That really sucks. Anyway to get back to what it was before the update to Explorer 9?
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December 3, 2010 3:04:51 AM

jvon said:
That really sucks. Anyway to get back to what it was before the update to Explorer 9?

From a previously set system restore point perhaps.
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December 3, 2010 3:43:59 PM

Yes. Just go to Control Panel / Programs and features. On the left hand side You will see view installed updates. Click on that and look for Internet Explorer 9. Highlight it and click uninstall update. You will revert to IE8
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December 3, 2010 7:30:10 PM

^+1
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December 4, 2010 4:15:57 PM

mibix19 said:
Yes. Just go to Control Panel / Programs and features. On the left hand side You will see view installed updates. Click on that and look for Internet Explorer 9. Highlight it and click uninstall update. You will revert to IE8



Thank you so much.
You are my new hero of the day!!
I unistalled Explorer 9 update and all is right with the world again, or my computer at least.
Thanks for your help everyone.
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December 4, 2010 4:25:31 PM

right on..
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a b $ Windows 7
December 4, 2010 6:36:22 PM

Yo Dude, Your welcome
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