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    Links/Quick Launch Toolbar is Suddenly Missing

    Running Win8.1 on a laptop. Several months ago I added a new toolbar to the task bar and added a number of shortcuts to it. It functioned like the Quick Launch toolbar in WinVista. I don't remember if it was named Links or Quick Launch. In any case, I've been using it every day for more than 6 months but this morning when I booted up my laptop, it was missing!

    1. What could cause it to suddenly disappear?

    2. I imagine the shortcuts in it were stored in a folder somewhere. Does anyone know where that folder would be? Is there some way to restore that toolbar with all the shortcuts in it?

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    Bill

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    Does it show up when you right click the task bar and hove on "Toolbars"?

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    Does it show up when you right click the task bar and hove on "Toolbars"?
    Joe
    No, not really. The Links toolbar is listed but when I activate it, it is empty -- well, it actually does not open at all when I click on it to pop it up. There is also an Address toolbar and "desktop" listed there.

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    Have you run any malware scans?
    Have you run SFC /SCANNOW from an elevated command prompt?
    Do you have any restore points you could try?

    Joe

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