Show menus in Windows 7

By default, menus are turned off in Windows Vista and Windows 7. But you can make menus appear in the Windows’ Explorer as in Windows XP and older versions.

You can temporarily turn on the file menu, by pressing the Alt key on keyboard once. But it will turn off once you have used and clicked on the menu. To permanently turn on the file menu, follow these steps :

  1. Open any folder. Select Organize → Folder and search options as shown in the picture below.

  2. In the Folder Options, select the View tab.
  3. Check the option, Always show menus as shown below.

  4. Finally, click OK to save the settings.

If you later want to disable the menus, then you can open Folder Options, un-check Always show menus and save settings.