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Windows – Menu bar/Toolbar Missing in Windows Explorer and/or Internet Explorer

May 25, 2007

One fine day, you load your “favourite browser Mr. Internet Explorer” and realised that the Common Toolbar like
[File – Edit – View – Favourites – Tools – Help] is MISSING

This is how it looks like
Missing Toolbar

Don;t worry , your computer wasn’t being hijack by malicious virus nor killer worm.
Most likely you would encounter this when you are deleting some of the spywares/third party software from the Antivirus server / Spam Spam tool. The removal applications might have removes the .dll or corrupt the windows system files.

All you gotta do is …..

Make sure you do have the administrator access of the current affected computer.
# Close all open Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer windows.
# Start the Registry Editor (Click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT.EXE).
# Go to the following Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar

For Windows Explorer:

* In the right pane, locate the Explorer sub-key and open it.
* In the right pane, locate the ITBarLayout value.
* Right click this value and select Delete.

For Internet Explorer:

* In the right pane, locate the WebBrowser sub-key and open it.
* In the right pane, locate the ITBarLayout value.
* Right click this value and select Delete.

# Quit Registry Editor.
# Open the affected program (Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer) and verify that you’re Menu bar/Toolbar has been restored.
# If not, repeat steps 1-3.
# Then locate the ShellBrowser sub-key, open it and delete the ITBarLayout value there.

Good the luck to you !

Signing Off Now
jMs

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