Lost Toolbar

May 29, 2009 at 05:09:49
Specs: Windows XP

Hello,
I had an automatic update yesterday in my pop up in my taskbar, clicked on it and it wanted me to download IE8. I followed the instructions, etc.. and when I went to connect it would not connect to internet. So, I went to system restore and restored my computer to a day earlier. Everything is back and running fine EXCEPT in my internet explorer I have lost all toolbars at top. When I right click on any area all I see is "restore, minimize and close" I do not have favorites, history, or anything. I do have a URL bar. And a Yahoo toolbar but cannot get my favorites, history back. Could anyone advise? Thanks

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#1
May 29, 2009 at 05:32:42

Look in c:\documents & settings\%your_name%\favorites.

Side note: Toolbars are not secure. I have google toolbar & probably shouldn't even have that.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#2
May 29, 2009 at 06:03:34

I didn't know toolbars were not secure, but isn't it nice to have the "tools" feature where you can click on it and go to internet options and delete temp. files, etc... I know there are other ways to do this but it sure is handy. Also, I found the favorites where you said. Thanks so much!! Any suggestions on the IE8 and why it wouldn't run? The only thing I thought is that maybe all of my specific connection info. did not transfer over, Proxy, DNS, etc... but I would've thought that would automatically transfer. Thanks again.

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#3
May 29, 2009 at 06:14:24

meldeb3k, For the missing Toolbar problem go to the link below and under the letter "T" scroll down to "Toolbar - Missing" and download the "Toolbar Repair Utility" and run it.
It should correct the problem.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...

Tufenuf


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#4
May 29, 2009 at 06:18:02

By toolbars, I don't mean the bar that says File Edit View.....
I'm talking about Yahoo, Google, Ask & some of the lesser know toolbars.

You aren't the only one having trouble with IE8. I always stay one behind on anything windows related. although I hope to upgrade my Vista laptop to Windows 7 as soon as it's released but that's another story.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#5
May 29, 2009 at 10:46:53

Well, then, guapo, do you know of a way to get the IE toolbar back on my screen? The file, edit, etc... so I can get to my favorites, etc...? Thanks so much for your willingness to help.

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#6
May 29, 2009 at 11:04:47

meldeb3k, Which version of Internet Explorer are you currently using?

Tufenuf


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#7
May 29, 2009 at 12:35:53

Currently using IE7. I've had another problem come up with this. My idea was to uninstall IE7 after installing Firefox, so I could use Firefox to get my IE up and running again. I thought maybe uninstalling and re-installing might repair any problems. Well, I go to Firefox and am not able to download the file. My computer is not letting me download anything now. I also tried downloading the toolbar repair patch, but it won't download. Getting frustrated and don't know what to do. Thanks for any help.

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#8
May 29, 2009 at 20:04:30

Open IE & press alt V
That should give the view menu. Pick what ever you want.

I believe that IE is too embedded in Windows to uninstall it.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#9
May 30, 2009 at 10:29:41

I tried the alt v and it didn't work. I did, however, remedy the situation. I uninstalled my SP3 and then uninstalled IE7. I had a friend email me a copy of Firefox. So I was able to install it and then go online and re-install SP3 and then install IE8. I installed IE8 the other day via my automatic updates, but for some reason it didn't connect. This time I went to the Microsoft page and installed it and it is working great. I'm going to keep the Firefox as well. Thanks for all the suggestions and follow up comments. I appreciate it greatly. I used to be afraid of tweaking and experimenting on my computer, but I am gaining a little more confidence with these kinds of things. I am glad all is working well.

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#10
May 30, 2009 at 11:02:05

Glad to hear it, have fun.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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