Windows Explorer no toolbars

  Gongoozler 14:45 23 Jun 2003
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I am running Windows 98se with IE6. After a recent crash, I no longer have a menu bar, button bar or address bar in Windows Explorer, just the blue title bar at the top and then the two panes below. I have tried sfc and regclean, and I have reloaded IE6 over itself. I have searched this forum and the web via Google but have found no clues to this problem. If all else fails I'll have to reformat my C drive and restore from a backup, but I'm pretty certain that there's a simple fix if only I could find what it is. Do any forum members have any ideas?

  Jester2K II 14:49 23 Jun 2003

Right clcik where they should be and check the ones you want...

  Gongoozler 14:52 23 Jun 2003

Hi Jester2K II. That was a quick reply!! Unfortunately the right click only works if there's a toolbar area to click in. Right clicking on the boundary between the blue title bar and the floder/file panes doesn't do anything.

  Jester2K II 14:55 23 Jun 2003

Sorry didn't see you had no menu bar....

  Gongoozler 15:56 23 Jun 2003

I may have a clue here. If I open Windows Explorer by right clicking the W.E. icon, selecting "Properties" and "Find target", I get the full set of toolbars, but if I just click on the icon, I get no toolbars. This must mean something to the cleverer forum members.

  PSF 16:49 23 Jun 2003

Have you tried pressing F11 to toggle full screen on/off.

  Gongoozler 16:56 23 Jun 2003

Thanks for that suggestion PSF, but all that does is to remove the blue title bar. I have, however found another clue. I opened W.E. via the "Find target" route, and right clicked on the toolbar area, and unticked "Lock toolbars". I now get a double headed resize arrow when I put the cursor over where the toolbars should be - but it doesn't do anything. Close inspection of this region suggests that in fact there is a toolbar area, but it's only 1 pixel high.

  woodchip 16:56 23 Jun 2003

Run SFC from Start/Run with the Win98 CD in Comp

  woodchip 16:57 23 Jun 2003

Sorry not read above,

  woodchip 16:58 23 Jun 2003

Try this start with Win98 floppy disc and at A:\> type Scanreg/Restore go back to old date

  woodchip 17:03 23 Jun 2003

Your post gives a clue create a new shortcut to explorer, right click drag a shortcut from the Explorer icon in the windows folder to desktop or quick start bar

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