The menu bar and the toolbar are missing in Internet Explorer on Windows Vista or Windows XP or in Windows Explorer on Windows XP

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When you open Windows Internet Explorer on a Windows XP-based computer or on a Windows Vista-based computer or Windows Explorer on a Windows XP-based computer, you may find that the menu bar, or the toolbar, or both, are missing. This article helps you fix the problem.


Method 1

If you are using Internet Explorer 9, click ALT on the keyboard and the menu bar will show up.

If you are using Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8, visit the following Microsoft Website for more information:

Method 2

If method 1 is not working, try to press F11 on the keyboard because the Internet Explorer may in full screen mode.

Method 3

If method 2 is not working, try the method below:
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Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can try the following:

More information

After you fix this problem, any toolbar layout customizations are removed, and the affected toolbar is reset to its default configuration.

For Windows Explorer, in Windows XP Home Edition, you may have to re-enable the Address bar in Windows Explorer. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click a blank area of the toolbar or the menu bar
  3. Click the Address Bar item.
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