No toolbar/menubar in Windows Explorer (XP)

  Jeremy-285331 13:53 19 Feb 04

Recently the toolbar has disappeared from Windows Explorer, so all I see is a list of folders on the one side and the folders/files on the other. I cannot see File, Edit, View etc on the menu bar.
Any ideas?

  Diodorus Siculus 16:50 19 Feb 04

Right click on a blank space on the toolbar which is there and ensure that "standard buttons" has a tick beside it.

  Jeremy-285331 09:49 20 Feb 04

Apologies for not replying before Diodorus. There is no toolbar area to click on. That is the problem!

  Diodorus Siculus 17:33 20 Feb 04

OK - I thought that just one was missing. I'm a bit stumpted about it all then. Sorry.

  AubreyS 17:35 20 Feb 04

Try pressing F11 when you have windows Explorer open.

  Proxy Worm 17:38 20 Feb 04

Have you tried spyware scanning? If not get Spybot click here Update and Check for problems. When the toolbar went, did you download anything before that day?

  Jeremy-285331 10:37 21 Feb 04

Thanks for the help both of you. F11 did the trick although Explorer has a look I've never seen before! It works though. It could have been caused by spyware, and I'm now using Spybot which has removed a mountain of stuff. Thanks again.

  Proxy Worm 11:13 21 Feb 04

Using spybot is good but for additional protection get Ad-aware click here and Spyware Blaster from click here , update and scan.

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