An explorer toolbar I created is hidden and I cannot get it to show up again.
Posted on 2004-11-11
I have (or I should say had) an explorer toolbar that contains shortcuts that I use daily. It is docked to the right side of my desktop and is set to auto-hide. I created it by using the standard "right-click->Toolbars->New Toolbar..." command and selecting the folders that contain my shortcuts.
It mostly works fine, but occasionally the "auto-hidden" toolbar will refuse to show up when I move the mouse to the right side of the desktop. Sometimes it looks as if the toolbar has been closed because you can no longer see the left-most few pixels of the toolbar poking out from the right side of the desktop as you can normally when it is hidden. Usually, by fiddling around or rebooting, I can get the toolbar to reappear.
This time I'm stumped.
- The toolbar disappeared
- It didn't show up after a reboot so I thought that I maybe closed it with a slip of the mouse.
- So I created a new toolbar and docked it to the right side.
- When I tried to set the auto-hide option for this new toolbar, I get the following message:
"A toolbar is already hidden on this side of the screen. You can have only one auto-hide toolbar per side."
- I assume this means my old toolbar is really still there, but I can't see it and can't get it to show itself.
How do I get the old toolbar to unhide?? Or, is there some way via the registry to close the old toolbar so I can set a new toolbar to auto-hide?
Let me know what you think.