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  1. #1


    Ernie Lane Guest

    Lost sidebar

    I've completely lost my sidebar -- if that's the right term -- you know,
    that thing with the gadgets. I don't even have that "+" or "-" thing at
    the top. Could I inadvertently have turned it off? If so, where is the
    switch?

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  2. #2


    Sinclair Guest

    RE: Lost sidebar

    See solution here:
    Windows Sidebar will not Start in Vista


    "Ernie Lane" wrote:

    > I've completely lost my sidebar -- if that's the right term -- you know,
    > that thing with the gadgets. I don't even have that "+" or "-" thing at
    > the top. Could I inadvertently have turned it off? If so, where is the
    > switch?
    >

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    lee786's Avatar
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    Re: Lost sidebar

    in the search box write sidebar then click windows sidebar from results
    the side bar will open


    then go to the side bar icon next to the clock and right click it and go to properties
    and put a tick in " start sidebar when windows starts" and hit apply

    all done

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  4. #4


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: Lost sidebar

    Click Start, type "sidebar.exe" and Press ENTER.

    If Sidebar does not launch, then you need to register a couple of modules for the Sidebar to work correctly. See:

    FIX - Windows Sidebar does not start - The Winhelponline.com Blog:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/fi...oes-not-start/

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    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
    Winhelponline.com blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


    "Ernie Lane" <ErnieLane@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:nzkOj.202$pn4.155@xxxxxx
    I've completely lost my sidebar -- if that's the right term -- you know,
    that thing with the gadgets. I don't even have that "+" or "-" thing at
    the top. Could I inadvertently have turned it off? If so, where is the
    switch?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Join Date : Apr 2007
    Texas, USA
    Posts : 31,528
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
    Local Time: 18:35
    usa us oklahoma

     

    Re: Lost sidebar

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramesh, MS-MVP View Post
    Click Start, type "sidebar.exe" and Press ENTER.

    If Sidebar does not launch, then you need to register a couple of modules for the Sidebar to work correctly. See:

    FIX - Windows Sidebar does not start - The Winhelponline.com Blog:
    FIX - Windows Sidebar does not start - The Winhelponline.com Blog

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting Windows XP and Windows Vista - Troubleshooting, Tips & Fixes
    Winhelponline.com blog The Winhelponline.com Blog


    "Ernie Lane" <ErnieLane@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:nzkOj.202$pn4.155@xxxxxx
    I've completely lost my sidebar -- if that's the right term -- you know,
    that thing with the gadgets. I don't even have that "+" or "-" thing at
    the top. Could I inadvertently have turned it off? If so, where is the
    switch?
    Hi Ramesh,

    I was wondering if there was a problem at your site. I refer a lot of people to your site, but here lately all I get is a "Forbidden" message or the "Apache 2 Test Page" when I try to click on a link to your site.

    I hope all is well.

    Shawn

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