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Menu Bar in History Pane No Longer Appears

This article was previously published under Q296336
SYMPTOMS
The menu bar in Internet Explorer, which contains the View and Search buttons, no longer appears in the History Explorer bar (or pane), and the History pane contains an item called History.IE5 instead of your Internet Explorer browsing history.
CAUSE
This behavior occurs in the following situation:
  • You open the History pane in Internet Explorer.

    -and-
  • You restart your computer without closing the History pane or Internet Explorer.
WORKAROUND
To work around this behavior, quit, and then restart Internet Explorer. If this does not resolve the problem, you may need to reinstall Internet Explorer.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
MORE INFORMATION
To view the History pane in Internet Explorer:
  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. On the View menu, point to Explorer Bar, and then click History.
Properties

Article ID: 296336 - Last Review: 01/31/2007 19:05:23 - Revision: 3.3

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • kbpending kbprb KB296336
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