File explorer file path, back/forward and search bar have disappeared


fenrir0wulf

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Hey all,
as title describes, my file path in the file explorer has completely disappeared.
2022-06-23 13_15_27-Explorateur de fichiers.png

Here is my build information:
2022-06-23 13_32_18-Paramètres.png

Now, I have 2 theories about this.

1: It came from a Windows update. Because F you desktop users, Microsoft hates you. I've seen a few other posts here and elsewhere mentioning issues similar on either slightly older versions or insider versions.

2: I broke something, which is not entirely unlikely. I tried installing OpenShell, ClassicShell, and ExplorerPatcher. OS and CS either didn't work properly or weren't doing what I wanted. ExplorerPatcher is a different story. For some reason, our antivirus solution flagged it and might've broken something when I tried setting some options. I've since uninstalled it.

I'm thinking that option 2 is likely but still I kind of have no idea on how to fix this beyond a straight reinstall. I'm also thinking I could set it to the insider build which could also maybe repair it since we know there are modifications coming to the file explorer.

Thoughts?
 
Windows Build/Version
22000.739

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    OpenSUSE Tumbleweed
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Ryzen 5 5600X
    Memory
    Corsair 16GB 3200
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX RX 6700
    Hard Drives
    Sabrent 256GB / 512GB / 1TB
    PSU
    EVGA 850
    Case
    Open Benchtable V2
    Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe Stealth
    Mouse
    Glorious Model I
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Insider Dev
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Precision T5820
    CPU
    Xeon W-2102
    Memory
    48GB DDR4 ECC
    Graphics card(s)
    Quadro P4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 27", Dell 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung NVME
    1TB Toshiba HDD
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
I'm thinking that option 2 is likely but still I kind of have no idea on how to fix this beyond a straight reinstall....
Welcome to Eleven Forum.

I agree, option 2 does sound the most likely. An in-place repair install may fix things without loosing all your files and installed apps.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
I get 2 settings for File Explorer as shown below, they are toggled by the small arrow next to the ? question mark on the menu bar.
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
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