Custom Toolbar Location is Not Available error

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows &

    Custom Toolbar Location is Not Available error

    I created a custom taskbar toolbar (right click taskbar, Toolbars, New Toolbar...).

    All was well until I rename or delete it. Once it is renamed or deleted and I go back in and click "New toolbar..." I get the "Location Is Not Available" error window.

    I've searched the registry for the original name of the toolbar, but found nothing. Also looked in the following area, but struck out again.
    C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

    The only work around I have found is to create a new toolbar and then it stops looking for the old one. Therefore, Windows must be remembering the last custom toolbar and trying to use that as the default location to open to.

    I've created a screencast of the whole process here:
    TechSmith |, online video sharing, ToolbarLocationIsNotAvailable
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Custom Toolbar Location is Not Available error-locationisnotavailable.png  
    Last edited by CaptainKen; 12 May 2010 at 15:14.
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  2. Posts : 1,507
    W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

    That behavior is completely normal...

    Whenever you attempt to create a new toolbar, the selection automatically goes to the last known location used. In this manner, it will attempt to find a location you have deleted or lost if that is the case. It's nothing to worry about and is a normal feature. If you simply select the new location instead of worrying about the error message, you'll be fine.

    If you're looking to enable the quick launch toolbar, it's located here:
    %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows &
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your reply.

    I had figured out that you can continue past the error, but it was just annoying. Sometimes we get lucky and those little annoyances can be tweaked. I was hoping there was a registry tweak to simply tell it to always look in a specific folder such as Documents, rather then the last used folder.
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  4. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    I have it even worse.

    Instead of showing a error, my explorer just completely crash.
    So i cannot create new toolbars at all... Maybe thats because my old location was in some weird place.

    What to do?!

    Where to find where explorer stores that damn old location and fix it, anyone knows?
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