Solved Desktop taskbar missing after reinstall windows 7

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February 2, 2015 at 16:06:20
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Pentium D 925
I had to reinstall Windows 7 and now I cannot establish/copy from back up a task bar.

Any Guidance?

Tx, Uncle Dewey


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February 3, 2015 at 17:00:33
The taskbar is usually at the bottom of the screen when you start the computer - the one with the clock on the right. This can be shifted but its defaults is the bottom.

Toolbars are usually associated with opened programs such as Word or Internet Explorer. They appear at the top of the screen. If you have re-installed Windows they will not contain any items you previously added. With some effort missing items might be retrievable from a backup but only if they were deliberately saved.

Gotta go - late for me in UK

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks



#1
February 2, 2015 at 17:04:25
Some ideas here:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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#2
February 3, 2015 at 15:10:24
I'm sorry Derek, but the articles did not help. I'll continue looking for a solution and let you know if I'm successful.

Thanks for your interest. Uncle Dewey


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February 3, 2015 at 16:15:21
The taskbar is not something you retrieve from backup - it is part of Windows itself and usually appears immediately after install. Either the install went badly or some setting has been changed since.

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#4
February 3, 2015 at 16:47:29
Maybe I'm confused between Toolbar and Taskbar. For me the toolbar was on the left where programs that are open are displayed and the taskbar was on the right where I built up a list of shortcuts including some which were under various folders. The names suggest just the opposite of the way I described.

I have a copy of a drive where I was hoping I could retrieve and work from there--it would help if I could just read it.


Thanks for putting up with a neophyte like me. Uncle Dewey
Uncle Dewey


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February 3, 2015 at 17:00:33
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The taskbar is usually at the bottom of the screen when you start the computer - the one with the clock on the right. This can be shifted but its defaults is the bottom.

Toolbars are usually associated with opened programs such as Word or Internet Explorer. They appear at the top of the screen. If you have re-installed Windows they will not contain any items you previously added. With some effort missing items might be retrievable from a backup but only if they were deliberately saved.

Gotta go - late for me in UK

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
February 5, 2015 at 16:35:28
I've given up on retrieving my "Tool Bar". However, Windows 7 has a "link" I can invoke and the I can add all the locations I go to frequently.

Thanks for everyone's interest. Uncle Dewey


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