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Windows 7: Unwanted-Non Configurable Desktop Folder Menu Toolbar


14 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 32bit
 
 
Unwanted-Non Configurable Desktop Folder Menu Toolbar

I recently noticed that whenever I select a desktop folder and it opens, I have a menu bar (File, Edit, View, Tools, Help) that opens between the top address bar and the next bar in that folder (organize, system properties..etc) and when I drag my mouse over the file, edit..etc, those entries highlight in dark blue (barely readable) and the toolbar seems to function normally with drop-down etc. but I am not able to either toggle the toolbar on or off and any selections of toolbars under the view category do not appear to function and the only thing I am able to do is lock or unlock the toolbars in the view category and no selection of other entries like google, avast, or any other toolbars allow me to select or de-select the entry.

What is this toolbar, why is it there, why can't I get rid of it, why can't I seem to modify the colors of the text and highlight (as in the case of IE where the text will turn from a black color to white when the highlight hovers in that toolbar to make it readable) and why don't any of my settings in the folder options change or fix this toolbar?

I have uninstalled any rogue toolbars in my system and nothing seems to work. I have also ran spyware, registry cleaners, and other system optimization software to no avail. I have advanced experience with computers, but I'm perplexed, frustrated, and I surrender with this issue. Please Help!

Running: Windows 7 Ultimate in 32bit format. Again, my issue is not with Internet Explorer but rather Windows 7 Folders.

I pasted a Jpeg here but wasn't able to attach one with the active issue with my knowledge, but this should give you an idea of what I am referring to.

Begging for help or advice and thanks in advance!




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14 Oct 2012   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It's under Folder Options>View. Type the word folder in start search box and folder options should pop up

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If unchecking >Apply >OK that doesn't work for you - not sure what else it could be.

Alternatively, f you have some kind of 3rd party theme installed - that might be doing it.


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14 Oct 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Mikeinizer. Have a look here:

Menu Bar - Turn On or Off

A Guy
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14 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 32bit
 
 

To SIW2 and A Guy:

Thanks to both of you for your lightning fast replies and rest assurred, I have attempted both and all of your suggestions applicable to my issue to no avail as the issue is still there! I have done each instruction and re-started on each instance and the problem is still there.

Also, just for clarification..my issue IS NOT with Explorer and is isolated only to the previously detailed issue of the Folder specific selections, particularly with the Desktop and other areas, but Explorer appears to function as expected.

I'm willing to keep trying though and thanks again for your time!
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14 Oct 2012   #5

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Mike is right - just tried it here. A folder created on the desktop or in the user's desktop folder does not follow the normal rules.

I'll play around and see what I can figure out.

Bill
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14 Oct 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Try this, make a backup of the registry key just in case:

Registry - Backup and Restore

Open regedit

Start> In search box type regedit> Enter

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\ShellBrowser

(Yes, I know your issue is with Windows explorer )

In the pane on the right, delete the key ITBar7Layout

Restart your PC and see if that has fixed it. A Guy
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14 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 32bit
 
 
Problem solved

You are not just "A Guy" You are "THE MAN." I tried your last suggestion with the registry and Poof, I'm back to normal. Thanks so much for assisting me with this frustrating issue.
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14 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 32bit
 
 

One quick note about my previous thanks..I was curious, is that particular registry binary data a rogue program addition or how did it end up there in the 1st place?
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14 Oct 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It is a normal registry key (I have it as well).

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But I believe it gets "stuck" (this is the technical term ), and does not allow the option to do it's thing. Clearing it allows you to create the option you wish, and it works correctly.

Glad we could help

A Guy


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15 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 32bit
 
 
Thank You!

Thanks again "A Guy" you are like a Dr. of Windows 7. This is my 1st experience with this forum and I will definitely return with future issues!
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