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#1 fitzy04

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 10:51 AM

Hello everyone,
I'm probably missing or overlooking something here but for some reason, I cannot get the menu bar to show up in IE11 (the toolbar with File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools, and Help). I know to show it, it's possible to right-click beside the tabs in IE11 and click "Menu Bar" to show it but when I right-click, it doesn't show any toolbars to show. I also know the little trick to temporarily show the toolbar by opening the Start menu, typing in the textbox "internet explorer" and holding Alt and clicking the internet explorer icon to launch it (which also does not work). It seems no matter what I do, I cannot get the toolbar to appear. I have the Favorites bar shown (which I could ONLY get it to show by adding a site to the bar). Even now with the Favorites bar showing, I have no way of removing the Favorites bar.
 
Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Greatly appreciated!
 
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Posted 30 September 2015 - 11:09 AM

I was successful once or twice by pulling a middle school play out of the playbook; I copied.  Using another computer with great working IE, found all the directories involved with IE, copied the directories onto external media 'cause I was booted in Safe Mode. moved the external media from computer w/great-working IE to computer with not-good IE, and copied etal from ext media onto Safe Mode booted compute. Now, just before all that copying, I ran windows repair (all in one) along with a couple of utilities that reRegister IE files.  After all that copying, I ran the WR(AiO) [Safe Mode with Networking] again.  Sometimes that works.  Sometimes, a rollback is also needed.


Edited by RolandJS, 30 September 2015 - 11:13 AM.

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 12:18 PM

When you say "directories," are you talking about in the Registry?

 

Since I posted this topic, I've uninstalled the IE11 update from the Installed Updates in the Control Panel which reverted Internet Explorer to IE10. But the issue is still there. I've even tried resetting the Advanced settings and resetting the whole browser (both in Internet Options in the Advanced tab). But still not working.

 

I didn't think of copying the IE files and Registry entries from another computer that the Menu bar does work on. Maybe I should give that a try.



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 01:02 PM

Don't touch the registries in either computer.  I only meant the directories found on your OS partition where IE resides.

 

|  |-- AppData Local Microsoft ie [C].lnk                                   
|  |-- AppData LocalLow Microsoft ie [C].lnk                                
|  |-- AppData Roaming Microsoft ie [C].lnk                                 
|  |-- Favorites [user Favorites] [C].lnk                                   
|  |-- ProgramFiles[64] ie [C].lnk                                          
|  |-- ProgramFiles86 ie [C].lnk                                            


Edited by RolandJS, 30 September 2015 - 01:11 PM.

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http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 01:12 PM

|  |-- AppData Local Microsoft ie [C].lnk                                   
|  |-- AppData LocalLow Microsoft ie [C].lnk                                
|  |-- AppData Roaming Microsoft ie [C].lnk                                 
|  |-- Favorites [user Favorites] [C].lnk                                   
|  |-- ProgramFiles[64] ie [C].lnk                                          
|  |-- ProgramFiles86 ie [C].lnk

--- above using PrintFolderPro                                            


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http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

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Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 01:21 PM

My apologies, misunderstood. I will give that a try and let you know.

 

Thank you.



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Posted 04 October 2015 - 07:02 AM

The system requirements for running IE 11 are for Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 PC.  The tips given at the websites below may work for you but you might consider running IE 9 which is more specific to Windows 7.

 

At the TechNet link below, scroll down to that topic and see if you might solve your problem.

 

Where did the Favorites, Command, and Status bars go?

 

More tips at SevenForums

 

Internet Explorer Command Bar


Edited by TulsaRose, 04 October 2015 - 07:12 AM.

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 10:21 AM

The system requirements for running IE 11 are for Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 PC.

 I know you read that at this page but on the same page dropdown menu lists "Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7" ... I have been running IE11 on Win 7 Pro since it's Beta program, runs fine on Win 7.

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Dunno why they wrote Win 8 as a "requirement" unless it's just a marketing ploy to "upgrade" (likely). :whistle:


Edited by Union_Thug, 04 October 2015 - 10:23 AM.


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Posted 04 October 2015 - 01:36 PM

 I know you read that at this page but on the same page dropdown menu lists "Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7" ... I have been running IE11 on Win 7 Pro since it's Beta program, runs fine on Win 7.

Dunno why they wrote Win 8 as a "requirement" unless it's just a marketing ploy to "upgrade" (likely). :whistle:

 

 

I know a lot of people are running IE11 with Windows 7...that's why I provided the links for possible fixes.  Just wanted to give the OP a heads up since he has been experiencing problems.


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Posted 12 October 2015 - 02:03 PM

I appreciate everyone's input here. I did revert IE back to version 9 and it still didn't work. Further investigation tells me that there is something corrupted with the image that I applied to that laptop. I re-imaged the laptop (the user cried about it not backing a 64-bit laptop so that they can run their software correctly) and both IE11 and IE9 let me add the menu and favorites bar.

 

Sorry for the hassle everyone but I think this topic can be closed now.






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