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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Bar disappears from restored folders at power on

20 Jan 2012   #1
tcloud

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Windows Explorer Bar disappears from restored folders at power on

My terminology may not be correct, but I have my folders set to be saved at power down and to show the address of the folder to the right of three arrows -- Back, Forward and Up One Level.

Sometimes, on power up, one of the restored folders is missing that bar (or whatever it's called). For example, the computer was turned off yesterday with three folders open. When I turned it back on, one of the folders is missing that navigation bar altogether, no address, no arrows to navigate back, forward or up one folder.

Attached is image of normal folder menu / tool bar.

My searches for this bring up issues with IE, but this is a Windows Explorer Folder issue.

Any help appreciated.




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20 Jan 2012   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

What third party program are you using to save/restore the folder state on your computer?
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20 Jan 2012   #3
tcloud

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No third-party software ?
This is a windows standard feature:
Folder > Tools > Folder Options > View > Advanced > Restore previous folder windows at logon
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20 Jan 2012   #4
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Ok, some people add this via third party software, which would have made sense in this case because of the issue happening. Do you have any other Windows modification third-party software installed?
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20 Jan 2012   #5
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

As Bongo pointed out to me in a separate message, there is obviously some third party software installed for your explorer window because the "Up" arrow button is not there by default and is only enabled by third party software. I believe this is your culprit.
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20 Jan 2012   #6
tcloud

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I have two add-ons:
- ClassicShell by IvoSoft, which has an option to show the up arrow; and
- Icon Restorer by FSL (because I got tired of having my desktop icons move around).

I'm guessing ClassicShell is causing the problem.

thanks,
Tom
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20 Jan 2012   #7
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Yep, that sounds like it. I'd uninstall and see if the problem persists. I'd bet it doesn't.
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