The Windows Explorer menu bar is not displayed in Windows Vista

The Windows Explorer menu bar is not displayed in Windows Vista

Article ID : 927388
Last Review : March 15, 2007
Revision : 3.3
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SYMPTOMS

When you view files and folders by using Windows Explorer, the Windows Explorer menu bar is not displayed.

Note The Windows Explorer menu bar includes the File menu, the Edit menu, the View menu, the Tools menu, and the Help menu.

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CAUSE

By default, the menu bar is hidden in Windows Explorer.

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RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods:

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Method 1: Press the ALT key

To display the menu bar in Windows Explorer, press the ALT key. Pressing the ALT key again hides the menu bar.

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Method 2: Set the menu bar to always appear

1. Click StartStart, type explorer in the Start Search box, and then click Windows Explorer in the Programs list.
2. Click Organize, click to select the Layout check box, and then click Menu Bar.

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition

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Keywords: 
kbexpertisebeginner kbtshoot kbprb KB927388

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