Solve a Missing Toolbar with these Simple Steps
There may be times when you are using Windows Internet Explorer and suddenly find that the toolbar or menu bar is missing. This can be very frustrating and stand in the way of productivity. There are some simple steps that can be taken to correct this problem.
What Causes a Missing Toolbar?
Depending upon the version of Internet Explorer you are using there can be a couple of reasons why this is happening. There can be internal software issues that require a manual fix with your registry, or it could be that the autohide option of the taskbar is checked.
How to Fix the Missing Toolbar
Modifying your registry can fix a missing toolbar, however it is important to note that care should be taken when performing this task. If the registry is modified incorrectly then a serious problem can affect your computer. It is a good idea to make a backup of any file you are deleting just in case you need to restore it.
Solution: Manually modifying your registry
- Log onto your computer as the administrator.
- Shut down IE and any open windows
- Select the Start icon on the desktop and then Run
- Type regedit in the dialog box and press OK
- In the registry find the subkey HKY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
- In the Details tab find Explorer and click it to open. Then locate ITBarLayout and right-click. Select Delete.
- Then select the WebBrowser subkey and click to open it.
- In Details find the ITBarLayout and right-click. Select Delete
- Click Exit in the File menu
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