Press F11 as noted by Grif at https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/how-to-get-back-file-edit-view-etc-on-toolbar-97186/
I have literally spent HOURS searching the web to find an answer to my problem. Many of the "solutions" I found were given by people who misunderstood the question being asked. This is NOT about INTERNET Explorer - it is about FILE Explorer (formerly Windows Explorer), the Windows utility that has been used for DECADES to browse drives and folders on PCs.
There used to be a menu bar near the top of the page where you could click on File, Edit, View or Tools to open drop-down menus. It was simple, clean, and VERY useful. This menu bar is nowhere that I can find. It seems to have been replaced with some fancy "ribbon bar" and a Quick Access Tool Bar which, while showing a LOT more choices, is NOT WHAT I WANT.
My question is simple - Is the old Menu Bar GONE FOR GOOD, or can it be "reactivated" in some way? And before anyone replies with the following answers, they are NOT applicable here:
1) Press F11 to max/min the size of the window.....X
2) Press Alt or Alt-F to temporarily display the menu bar.....X
3) Check "Always show menus" in Folder Options\View\Files and Folders.....X
NONE of these solutions work.
So, CAN this "Classic Menu Bar" be restored to File Explorer in Windows 10, or is it really gone for good???
Edit: I don't know why this got posted under Computer Newbies. I have been involved with computers, computer networks and various software projects for over 30 years, both in the areas of teaching and building, but still cannot solve this question. Maybe I'm just getting old and senile, but there must be an answer out there somewhere... I just like things that are familiar and WORK WELL. Not all NEW and IMPROVED changes are BETTER.