To work around this problem, you can use the History bar to return to a Web page you previously visited. To do this, click History on the toolbar, and then click the site that you want to visit in the History bar.
To view your history in the order that you viewed the Web pages, follow these steps:
Click the History button to open the History Explorer bar.
In the History Explorer bar, click By Order Visited Today on the View menu.
The buttons are missing
If Internet Explorer is set to full screen mode, then the menu bar will not be visible. To work around this problem, follow these steps:
Press F11 to bring Internet Explorer to normal view.
Click View, point to Toolbars, click Standard, and then select the Standard toolbar check box is selected. If Standard toolbar is already selected, go to step 3.
Click View, point to Toolbars, and then click Customize.
Click Front in the Available toolbar buttons list, and then click Add.
Click Back in the Available toolbar buttons list, and then click Add.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.