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Published on 06.19.09 by Brent Trahan

Always Display the Menu Bar in Windows Explorer

Learn how to always show the display bar in Windows Explorer in Windows 7.

Note: By default, the menu bar is not displayed in Windows Explorer.

If you enable this policy setting, the menu bar will be displayed in Windows Explorer.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the menu bar will not be displayed in Windows Explorer.

Note: When the menu bar is not displayed, users can access the menu bar by pressing the ‘ALT’ key.

Always Display the Menu Bar in Windows Explorer

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and then select Windows Explorer in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Display the menu bar in Windows Explorer in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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