The Windows Explorer menu bar is not displayed in Windows Vista


When you view files and folders by using Windows Explorer, the Windows Explorer menu bar is not displayed.

Note The Windows Explorer menu bar includes the File menu, the Edit menu, the View menu, the Tools menu, and the Help menu.


By default, the menu bar is hidden in Windows Explorer.


To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods:

Method 1: Press the ALT key

To display the menu bar in Windows Explorer, press the ALT key. Pressing the ALT key again hides the menu bar.

Method 2: Set the menu bar to always appear

  1. Click StartStart button , type explorer in the Start Search box, and then click Windows Explorer in the Programs list.
  2. Click Organize, click to select the Layout check box, and then click Menu Bar.