Posting a quick update here as I have received a few calls from regular clients who thought their systems were ‘broken’ following upgrading to Internet Explorer 9. All reported that they no longer had any favourites or icons.
This is another classic example of big software companies forgetting there are non-techie users out there as, in fact, there is nothing wrong, it’s just that IE9 by default (standard load) is cut down to the bare bones to give a larger viewing screen for internet browsing.
DON’T PANIC! It’s easy to get them back again.
Here’s how Internet Explorer may well look after upgrading to version 9:
To get your icons and favourites back you need to turn on a selection of toolbars. To do this:
* RIGHT click on the top section of Internet Explorer (where the white cursor arrow is shown above)
This opens up a selection of your toolbars and you should see any that were used in your previous version of IE.
You can now select which toolbars you’d like to show when opening IE9 by left clicking next on each required.
Advice: Try to minimise the number you use as each bar takes up view area.
Hope this helps