Error Message: Cannot Create Toolbar for "

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NOTE: The information in this article applies to Internet Explorer 5 or later only if the Windows Desktop Update or Explorer Shell component is installed. The Windows Desktop Update component is installed with Windows 98 or it can be optionally installed with Internet Explorer 4. The Explorer Shell component is installed with Windows Millennium Edition or Windows 2000.


When you attempt to add the Quick Launch Bar to the Task Bar, you may receive the following error message:
Cannot create toolbar for "


This behavior can occur if the Quick Launch folder has been deleted.


To resolve this issue, recreate the Quick Launch folder. To do this, perform one of the following procedures:

  • Create a folder named "Quick Launch" (without the quotes) at the following location:
    C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\

  • If you are currently using Windows Profiles, create the Quick Launch folder at the following location:
    C:\Windows\Profiles\[profile name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
    Where [profile name]is the name of the currently logged on user name. (Do not include the brackets)

More Information

For more information about how to add items to the Quick Launch Bar, please click the article links below to view the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

190355 How to Re-create the Show Desktop Icon on Quick Launch Toolbar
195737 How to Re-create the View Channels Icon on Quick Launch Toolbar
171206 How to Customize the Quick Launch Toolbar

Article ID: 240133 - Last Review: Jun 19, 2014 - Revision: 1