How to Hide or Unhide File Explorer Menu bar in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to always show File Explorer menu bar in Windows 11.

Computers that have enrolled in Microsoft Insider Program will see new features that are not yet available to all. File Explorer includes a new tabs browsing feature that helps users work with multiple locations at the same time.

Another feature recently introduced is the menu bar previously found in previous versions of Windows. You can have the menu bar always show up in File Explorer if you want.

The menu bar includes the FileEditView, and Tools. These menu items will vary depending on what is open and selected in File Explorer.

The steps below show you how to always show the menu bar in File Explorer in Windows 11.

How to always show menu bar in File Explorer in Windows 11

As mentioned above, File Explorer in Windows 11 now has the old style menu bar that vary based on what is open or selected.

Below is how to always show the menu bar in File Explorer.

To do that, first, open File Explorer, then select Options (ellipse or 3-dots) on the menu.

windows 11 file explorer options

On the Folder Options window, under the View tab, select or unselect Always show menus and click OK to hide or unhide the menu bar in Windows 11.

windows always show menu bar in file

Once you do that, you should see the menu bar similar to the one below.

windows 11 always show menu bar

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to hide or unhide the menu bar in File Explorer in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to share, please use the comment form below.

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