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XP style Quick Launch bar disappeared from my taskbar

  1. #1


    Posts : 216
    Win 8.1 Pro x64

    XP style Quick Launch bar disappeared from my taskbar


    I have an XP style Quick Launch bar on my taskbar.* Every once in awhile, such as this morning, it disappears on startup and Sys Restore doesn't bring it back. It's located via %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer and there's already a Quick Launch folder. Short of recreating it, is there a quick way to bring the whole thing back in one piece? Thanks,

    *Bring back Windows XP Quick Launch in Windows 7Being PC | Being PC

    Update: Strange. I created a new Quick Launch toolbar, got rid of show text and show title, and all the links were there to be dragged to the left, only in alphabetical order, per the folder list. So problem solved, something learned. Though not sure why it disappears every so often.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello highstream,

    If it happens again, then see if this may help.

    Quick Launch - Add to Taskbar in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 216
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    Thanks. Looks like someone else had a similar problem with a disappearing taskbar.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

XP style Quick Launch bar disappeared from my taskbar
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