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My main menu bar is missing, how do I get it back in outlook? [message #214819] Tue, 11 September 2007 09:38 Go to next message
Tharva  is currently offline Tharva
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In the main view, I am not able to view the main menu bar (file, edit,
view...). As well, when replying to an email, I am able to type a subject,
but not an email as I can't see that part either.
RE: My main menu bar is missing, how do I get it back in outlook? [message #214870] Tue, 11 September 2007 11:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tharva  is currently offline Tharva
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Registered: September 2007
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Hello Kathleen,

For the first suggestion, I am unable to click on View, as that is part of
the main menu bar in outlook.

For the second suggestion, My computer is using Windows Vista, I checked off
the box to search hidden files/folders, and it was unable to find the
outcmd.dat file.

Tharva

"K. Orland" wrote:

> Hi Tharva
>
> Click on View and scroll to Toolbars. Make sure you have Standard checked
> off as well as Advanced.
>
> If that doesn't do it for you, unhid all hidden files and folders (do this
> in Windows Explorer) and then search for outcmd.dat. Make sure Outlook is
> closed. Rename the file (to whatever you want, eg outcmd.dat_old) and reopen
> Outlook to see if this has helped any.
>
> Please let me know how you've made out.
>
> --
> Kathleen Orland - MVP Outlook
> Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> http://www.howto-outlook.com/
>
>
>
> "Tharva" wrote:
>
> > In the main view, I am not able to view the main menu bar (file, edit,
> > view...). As well, when replying to an email, I am able to type a subject,
> > but not an email as I can't see that part either.
Re: My main menu bar is missing, how do I get it back in outlook? [message #214929] Tue, 11 September 2007 16:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Brian Tillman  is currently offline Brian Tillman
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Tharva <Tharva@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> For the second suggestion, My computer is using Windows Vista, I
> checked off the box to search hidden files/folders, and it was unable
> to find the outcmd.dat file.

Open Windows Explorer and in the Address bar, enter

%AppData%\Microsoft\Outlook

Then click Go. You should see the outcmd.dat file.
--
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
Re: My main menu bar is missing, how do I get it back in outlook? [message #214933] Tue, 11 September 2007 16:04 Go to previous message
Brian Tillman  is currently offline Brian Tillman
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K. Orland <KOrland@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> You should be able to find it here (not using Vista so I'm giving you
> the filepath to mine in a different O/S. It may be similar for you in
> Vista.
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\yourusernamegoeshere\Application
> Data\Microsoft\Outlook

C:\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook. Better to use
"%AppData%\Microsoft\Outlook", as that's the same on Windows 2000, XP, and
Vista. It may also be correct on Windows 98 and ME.
--
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
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