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IE 7 problems with missing tabs,not being able to download

A few months ago we made the mistake of downloading ie 7.Ever since then everything has changed.I looked alot online to fix the problems with no luck and I was hoping you could help.The favorites tab is missing and is replaced with a bookmark one(we use Yahoo as our homepage).I tried reinstalling and actually that is the only thing we can delete and redownload with no changes.I tried a system restore but it will not allow it.I tried going into the internet connections and it won't do anything when I click on it.All the way at the top of the toolbar where it's blue is blank and so is the very bottom except for showing an e.We use to have something pop up when we would download it,it showed up underneath the toolbar.The name of it I cannot remember.I think it was for downloads.From time to time I hear it but nothing shows.I ran virus software and nothing came up.We got a new windows search that shows the history but no way of deleting it.There are a few tabs missing from the toolbar,general or tools.When we try to download anything we get a thank you page telling what to do in order to download it.Usually a little window appears at the top left corner but within a few seconds disappears.If you could offer any help we would appreciate.

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  • htaken5406 Dec 18, 2008

    I cannot remove ie7 and theres no sp3.I do not have a tools tab or a menu tab.Thanks

  • htaken5406 Dec 22, 2008

    I cannot find sp3,ie7 has nothing next to it to remove it.

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    can not donload anything in ie7. i dont know where my downloads go to after downloading files/programms i click on run nothing happens, i click on save (to desktop) the are not there, where are the? i am running vista/ie7 anywone got the same problem or fixes?

  • Veronica H.
    Veronica H. May 11, 2010

    Look on the right hand side of the screen, do you see a tab called tools? If not does the menu link show up on the top under the address bar?


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This fix works for both missing IE7 tabs and missing Desktop icon in Display Properties. Good luck!

Open up a command prompt (cmd.exe from "run") and enter the following;

REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /V ClassicShell /T REG_DWORD /F /D 0

This should sort out your problem.

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Uninstall IE7 from the Control Panel -> Classic View -> Add/Remove Programs. If it doesn't have a "Remove" option then I'm sure you've also installed SP3. Just uninstall SP3 before you do IE7.

Please rate this it helps.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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SOURCE: tabbed browsing/toolbar loss


try resetting all options:

Open IE7 Tools --> Internet Options --> Advanced
Restore Advanced Settings
and Reset

good luck HPC

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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Click the Yahoo! Toolbar "pencil" icon and select "Toolbar Options".
Open the the Yahoo Toolbar menu and check the "Enable Tabbed Browsing" box. Click OK and you should have tabbed browsing back.

You can also upgrade to IE7 or download Mozilla Firefox and use that as your prefered browser.


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