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The question says it all. Inside of the file explorer under Windows XP, I lost all menu items from the top, as well as the toolbars. And right-clicking only gives me the file/directory context menu, nothing to restore the toolbar or the menu. Help. I don't use Windows so much (I much prefer linux), so I don't know all the latest tricks and hacks.

Merci :-)

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

The following site has several tips to try in order to find the menu bar:

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Nice. Thanks :-) – jfmessier Jun 1 '10 at 15:11

Try this
Start | Run | Type: gpedit.msc | Click OK |
Navigate to >>> User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\ Windows Explorer\
Find section called "Remove File menu from Windows Explorer"
Set to: Not configured

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From Robert William's answer. This is what worked for me:

In Full Screen (F11) the Menu Bar, the Address Bar and Links can be added. You can also right click the Toolbar and select Menu Bar.

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