Explorer 7 missing menu bar favorites in wrong position

By jmgarrity ·
I did a system restore tonight because IE 8 kept crashing, and I wanted to return to IE 7. Unfortunately, I now have no tool bar, no sidebar of favorites and other options -- the whole thing is messed up! Help, please! Joan

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Not sure what you mean!

by ComputerCookie In reply to Explorer 7 missing menu b ...

Do you have a Menu Bar?
If so go to View > Explorer Bars > and click on Favourites, Or go Ctrl+Shift+I.

If you don't have the Menu Bar and that is what you want Right Click where it should be and select Menu Bar.

Haven't used IE7 for a long time hope this helps.


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no menu bar, favorites there instead..

by jmgarrity In reply to Not sure what you mean!

Hi Jeff -- I have no menu bar -- no "Tools" "View" etc. In it's place, many of my favorites are listed horizontally, with the rest available in a drop down window at the end >> When I right-click anywhere in the address bar, menu bar area, absolutely nothing happens: no drop down window.
In addition, cut and paste will not work in IE; select and delete will not work; none of the control functions; delete will not work at all, although backspace will; also there are no names in the explorer tabs of open windows at the bottom bar. (Sorry -- I think I have the names of various bars confused!)

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Not sure what the problem is,

by ComputerCookie In reply to no menu bar, favorites th ...

as I don't know which operating system you're using I can't tell you how to uninstall IE7 or even if it is possible.

I meant to ask before what was the problem with IE8;
- did it mainly crash with one specific site?

- are you still using the Beta version?

Either way I'd copy the favourites folder, if you are using XP try to uninstall IE7 (you will have to uninstall Service Pack 2 first). If you have Vista, install IE8.

Post back if you have any more questions.


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Well, your first mistake....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Explorer 7 missing menu b ...

... was to do a system restore instead of uninstalling IE8. Remember, system restore only restores the registry entries. It doesn't touch the files involved.

Now that you've done that, you've got registry entries indicating IE7 is installed but you have program files which belong to IE8. It's not going to work right.

If it were me, I would see if I could find an IE7 download and reinstall it. If you can't find one of those, download IE8 and reinstall it, then go to add/remove programs and UNINSTALL it. This 'should' return the files that had been updated to the IE7 version of them.

Then, since IE8 is now showing up in the Critical Patches, you should go there and manually tell it to not show that update again.

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