Easy Methods to remove Ribbon from windows 8/8.1 Explorer

By | September 16, 2014

If you are using windows 8 or 8.1 Operating system in your PCs or Laptops you might be aware of this Ribbon user Interface which is introduced into the Windows Explorer. Actually Microsoft interchanged the goog ol’ command bar or tool bar in windows 8/8.1 Explorer with office 2013 style Ribbon. All users who are using windows accepted this change and some of them are disappointed. This article gives information about methods to remove ribbon from windows 8 and windows 8.1 versions. Follow the various methods as shown below.

Methods to remove ribbon from windows 8/8.1 Explorer

Method 1 : Using Windows Explorer in Full Screen mode

Here in this method you no need to use any third party certificates and this is the easiest method to remove ribbon from windows 8 and windows 8.1 explorer. In this method you can’t remove ribbon permanently, we can use this trick temporary disable the ribbon and get the old one back.

Simply you need to do is press Function F11 when ever you want to get rid of the Ribbon and it will show windows explorer in Full screen mode. By pressing F11 you will have access to old toolbar and Ribbon will no longer be visible in Windows Explorer.

Method 2 : Disable Windows 8/8.1 Explorer ribbon by renaming DLL file

This method is very easy method to remove the Ribbon permanently from windows 8/8.1 Explorer, simply you need to rename DLL file as rename ribbon with .dll extension as “UIRibbon.Dll” this will remove completely and it will also stores windows 7 style of command bar.

Method 3 : Remove windows 8/8.1  Explorer by modifying the Dll file

If suppose you are using paint as well as word Pad applications then you no need to use above methods. You can able to remove the Windows 8 and windows 8.1 Explorer ribbon by editing the Dll file in resource Hacker. You have to edit the file and remove the key section from it  this will permanently removed the ribbon with out side effects.

Method 4 : Get Rid of Windows 8/8.1 Explorer Ribbon Using Freeware

If you are not aware of system files, you can take help of free software old freesoftware which can remove Ribbon from Windows 8 or windows 8.1 Explorer and can also bring many other Windows 7 style classic features back in Windows Explorer such as classical drive grouping, Details pane at bottom, etc

Method 5 : convert Build in Quick Access Toolbar into classic toolbar

If you want to have remove ribbon but want to have the windows XP style classic toolbar in windows 8 and windows 8.1 explorer then you can modify the build in the quick access tool bar in Windows Explorer to make it look and work like classic toolbar.

That’s it these are the five methods to remove the ribbon on the windows 8 and windows 8.1 Explorer