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Windows Explorer toolbars missing

by gryc_ueusp / August 11, 2005 11:29 AM PDT

This is one of those times that windows loses it's mind and decides a setting is better off another way. Completely at random, the windows Explorer has lost all it's toolbars. Not a big problem, but still a minor annoyance.

The strange thing is that internet explorer, when opened and pointed to c:\ for instance has the appropriate toolbars. (plus IE's links bar) However, explorer is toolbarless, but there is apparently something that can be dragged, meaning the double-headed arrow appears but nothing is actually draggable.

screen capture with my comments:
http://grycsroom.furtopia.org/untitled.JPG

Also, something I noticed that may or may not be normal behavior: When I double click on the icon at the top left of the title bar, it closes the window.

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Re: Windows Explorer toolbars missing
by Tufenuf / August 11, 2005 12:18 PM PDT

gryc_ueusp, Go to the link below and under the letter "T" scroll down to "Toolbar - Missing" and download then run the "Toolbar Repair Utility". It should correct your problem.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm

Tufenuf

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Missing menu bar and toolbar
by El Alquimista / August 11, 2005 1:07 PM PDT

I notice your Menu bar is missing along with the toolbar(s). This problem is likely due to a corrupted Registry entry for the Windows Explorer ITBarLayout.

The following sites offer fixes:

http://www.dougknox.com/

Select Win XP Fixes, then select Restore Toolbars in IE and Windows

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