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Windows 7: Win Explorer search box on taskbar

22 May 2014   #1

Win Explorer search box on taskbar

A few days ago what appears to be a Windows Explorer search box appeared on my Task Bar, at the right-hand end. I didn't (knowingly!) put it there and I don't want it. There's no obvious way of unpinning it. Right clicking says I can cut or delete it, but the default on the box is "Libraries". Cutting or deleting could have disastrous consequences. Any suggestions?
Win 7 64 bit fully updated.

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22 May 2014   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

Right click on the task bar and hover over Toolbars. What appears in the list?
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22 May 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro

A screenshot also speaks a thousand words.
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22 May 2014   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Jeh,

It sounds like you may have checked the Address toolbar.

Taskbar Toolbars
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23 May 2014   #5


Thanks all of you. The problem was the address toolbar. Easily fixed. Apologies for the delayed acknowledgement. I've been unexpectedly off-line.Regards John
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24 May 2014   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

No worries John. Glad we could help. :)
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