Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Problem with folders view... need help...?

hello, i just recently added a new hard drive to my computer & up-dated windows... after that the folder menus disappeared... (File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools & Help)... also the icons below that... (Back & Forward arrows, Up 1 folder, Search & Folders)... i already tried looking in the control panel in folder options but i did not find a setting to change them back... any ideas or tips will be very helpful... thx... im running xp professional x64 edition version 2003 service pack 2 3 gigs memory... pls let me know if more info is need... thx again... ; - )(...

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Problem with folders view... need help...?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Problem with folders view... need help...?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Which folder menu items?

In reply to: Problem with folders view... need help...?

Do you mean Windows Explorer's menu items, (also including My Computer, My Documents, My Pictures, etc)?

If so, try this. Open Windows Explorer, and press ALT + v. That should bring up the "View" menu listing. From there you can goto Toolbars and re-display them.

Mark

Collapse -
ALT+V... did not work...

In reply to: Which folder menu items?

the are the menus that are on at the top of the screen when you open a folder... any folder... (File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools & Help)... also the icons below that... (Back & Forward arrows, Up 1 folder, Search & Folders)... i tried you advise... (ALT+V)... the only think that happens is that the screen kinda of flashes and a sound... like when you do something that is not right... thx...

Collapse -
Re: Problem with folders view... need help...?

In reply to: Problem with folders view... need help...?

Joselepiu, Have you right clicked your Toolbar on top and checkmarked Menu Bar and Command Bar? Which version of Internet Explorer are you using?

Tufenuf

Collapse -
And in addition

In reply to: Re: Problem with folders view... need help...?

to Tufenuf's suggestion.

If you use IE8, (may also work if using IE7), open Windows Explorer and just press the ALT key and release.

IE is closely integrated into the OS and any changes made to IE by Microsoft has spill over into other 'Explorers' like Windows Explorer.

Mark

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

DEALS, DEALS, DEALS!

Best Black Friday Deals

CNET editors are busy culling the list and highlighting what we think are the best deals out there this holiday season.