How To Auto-Hide Or Completely Remove Windows 7 Explorer Command Bar (Toolbar)


The command bar (toolbar) in Windows 7 explorer is useful for novice users to quickly access various file and folder options with a click. However, there are some users who never use the command bar as most of the options in the command bar can also be accessed with keyboard shortcuts.

 Remove Windows 7 Explorer Command Bar

A few days ago, we showed you how to personalize the Windows 7 explorer command bar (toolbar) by adding and removing useful options to the command bar. This time around, we have an advanced tool to auto-hide or completely remove the explorer toolbar with a mouse click.



Windows 7 Command Bar Tweaker is a portable software to auto-hide the command bar or to permanently remove the command bar from Windows 7 explorer.

Disable Windows 7 Explorer Toolbar


How to use Command Bar Tweaker to disable the explorer Command Bar:


Step 1: Download the Command Bar Tweaker file from here and extract the RAR file to get Command Bar Tweaker.exe file.


Step 2: As we have mentioned earlier, this is a portable tool, which requires no installation. So, run the Command Bar Tweaker, click Auto Hide Command Bar button to temporarily hide the toolbar. When this option is enabled, you will need to move the mouse cursor to the default Command Bar position to view the command bar.


To remove the command bar permanently, click on Permanently Hide Command Bar button.


Step 3: Next step is to restart the explorer.exe process to apply the changes. Log off and then log on to see the changes. You can also restart the explorer process using the Task Manager.


Windows 7 Command Bar Tweaker is a freeware and is compatible with both x86 and x64 versions of Windows 7. Use the restore defaults option to restore the explorer toolbar.

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Dylan Austin


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