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.
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Here is my build information:
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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 Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-8350
    Memory
    Kingston 32GB 1866
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX 580

Bree

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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 HDD
    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.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    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.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

Berton

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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 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB
    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
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA using DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    21"
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
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