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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Address Bar disappearing

13 Oct 2011   #11
JimSlimbo

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
same problem here

Hey guys, I've observed this same issue on and off for as long as I've had Windows 7 (about a year). I have Windows 7 Professional SP1, 32-bit. Like MacEachaidh, I also tend to leave Windows Explorer windows open during shutdown so they will still be there when I reboot.

Unfortunately I don't have an answer to this question. I just wanted to go on record as being another user who sees this happening.


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27 Oct 2011   #12
MCAB

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
And one more time ...

Just to add my weight, for what its worth.

My work machine, Win 7 Pro 32bit SP1, shows the same problem. I have never seen it on my home machine, Win 7 Home Premium 64bit, but no SP1.

Only one further detail: I recall that I have met this problem on my work machine when it was running Vista. I never did track down when or why.

OK. One further point. I have just noticed that I have two such windows, out of seven. One has space for the Address bar, but blank, the other doesn't even have the space.
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31 Oct 2011   #13
MacEachaidh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

JimSlimbo, MCAB, thanks for adding your information to this.

I've written to Microsoft, asking if this is any kind of a known problem and if it has any response on the matter, but I guess the answer to that is no ... I haven't had any reply.
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01 Nov 2011   #14
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

You are not alone. I did get this problem, sparodically. I often install for others, or reinstall for my own purposes. Eventually I tried the option:

Control Panel/Folder Options /Views
Tick " Always show menus" Apply and OK.

For me, that seemed to solve the problem.
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01 Nov 2011   #15
MacEachaidh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Not sure I follow, davehc. I mean, I know what you're suggesting, but it's not the menus that are the issue - it's the address bar that keeps disappearing.
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01 Nov 2011   #16
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Darn, Sorry Mac, misread in haste! Can't offer anything witht that problem. I have just tried to simulate it with every option I could think of - failed!
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01 Nov 2011   #17
MacEachaidh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That's OK, davehc, I'm failing to stop it as well! ;-)

Thanks for your input anyway.
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01 Nov 2011   #18
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
System File Checker

Perhaps a system file has broken.

You could try running:
sfc /scannow
See this tutorial by Brink:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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01 Nov 2011   #19
MacEachaidh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks lehnerus, I'll give it a look. If it were a broken DLL or something, though, wouldn't that affect all the Explorer windows equally? Not just some of them, sporadically?
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01 Nov 2011   #20
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Weird Inexplicable Glitches

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacEachaidh View Post
Thanks lehnerus, I'll give it a look. If it were a broken DLL or something, though, wouldn't that affect all the Explorer windows equally? Not just some of them, sporadically?
I would have thought so, but I've seen a lot of weird inexplicable glitches over the years though.

For example I was having a problem with FF in XP.
I could install the latest versions (5+) and they would work correctly.
As soon as I installed ANY add-on or search engine, FF would crash after a few seconds.

I had to reimage my Windows operating system partitions, after the XP version of the latest NVidia driver, totally hosed my system.
I couldn't boot W7 or XP (even using the various Safe Mode options).

Now FF works perfectly in XP.
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