Restore Internet Explorer and/or Windows Explorer toolbars

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Author:
Raghu Boddu MVP
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SUMMARY
Restore Internet Explorer and/or Windows Explorer toolbars
SYMPTOMS
After installing some third party download tools/toolbars, the Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer toolbars might be changed and you are unable to restore the same to the defaults.
CAUSE
This issue is caused due to the changed Windows registry values.
RESOLUTION
To restore the toolbars in Internet Explorer and/or Windows Explorer, perform the following:
 
Open Windows registry editor (User regedit.exe at run window) and navigate to the following screen:
 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
 
You will find the following 3 sub keys:
 
Explorer, ShellBrowser, WebBrowser
 
In each of these sub-keys there will be an entry for ITBarLayout.
 
However, in Internet Explorer, the WebBrowser Sub-key directly affects the change. In Windows Explorer the Explorer sub-key affects the same.
The ShellBrowser sub-key may affect IE as well. Incase, if you experience the same issue after removing the sub key in the above mentioned key, proceed with removing the sub key in ShellBorwser also.
 
Right-click ITBarLayout and select Delete.
 
The deleted value will automatically be recreated for you.

MORE INFORMATION
NOTE: It is recommended to Export the key, before deleting. Right-click and select Export. This will allow you to backup the contents of the whole key, including subkeys.
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Article ID: 555460 - Last Review: 09/25/2005 21:21:49 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

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