I have been using QTTabBar in Windows XP for over a year and have been really satisfied with the functionality it added to Windows Explorer. When I received my new laptop one of the first applications I installed was the QTTabBar and at first it seemed as though things were working without issue. After a short amount of time I realized that there were some issues the most obvious being the fact that every time a Windows Explorer Window was opened the QTTabBar tabs would be blank and most of the time the the QT Tab Standard Buttons toolbar would not be displaying when Windows Explorer was launched. Below I describe the issues I saw having QTTabBar installed with Windows 7 in detail.

Below is the primary error I continued to see when Windows Explorer windows were open with QTTabBar toolbars enabled. I also received many Windows 7 blue screen crashes that I am fairly certain most, if not all of the crashes were related to QTTabBar being installed on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit.

Windows 7 QTTabBar Error: Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working

Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working: QTTabBar

Windows 7 Blue Screen Crash:

Windows 7 Blue Screen Crash

The other primary issues as mentioned at the beginning of the article were the fact that the initial QTTabBar tabs would be displaying blank when in fact the name of the folder should be displayed in the tab. Also most of the time the QT Tab Standards Button toolbar would not display until you disabled it and then immediately enabled it again. Below I show three different images of QTTabBar issues when installed on Windows 7.

Windows 7 QTTabBar Error: Blank QT Tabs

QTTabBar Error: Blank Tabs In Windows 7

Windows 7 QTTabBar Error: QT Tab Standard Buttons Toolbar Not Displaying

Windows 7: QT Tab Standards Button Toolbar Not Displaying

How QTTabBar With QT Toolbars Enabled Should Display In Windows 7:

How QTTabBar Should Display In Windows 7

So needless to say after all of the issues and being able to fairly certain say many of the initial issues I have seen with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit have been related to the QTTabBar installation. I assume whatever issue it is causing is amplified by the fact that it continues to cause Windows Explorer to crash which is the foundation of the OS. You can uninstall QTTabBar on Windows 7 following the directions below.

Uninstall QTTabBar On Windows 7:

  1. Launch QTTabBar Setup: If you have already deleted the QTTabBar installation executable then download it again from here. Once you have the QTTabBar.exe file double click on it to launch the QTTabBar installation application again as displayed below.

    Windows 7 QTTabBar Setup Wizard

  2. Choose Action: After clicking the Next button from the QTTabBar Setup Wizard start screen select the Uninstall radio button as displayed in the below image.

    Windows 7: QTTabBar Choose Action

  3. Uninstall QTTabBar: Click the Next button after selecting Uninstall above to complete the QTTabBar uninstallation process. Once the QTTabBar application has been uninstalled the window below will display. Click the Exit button to complete the process.

    QTTabBar Uninstallation Successfully Finished

There aren’t any other great third party applications that I am aware of that provide Windows Explorer tabbed functionality in Windows 7 however there is a Windows Explorer replacement that I have quickly become attached to called CubicExplorer. Click here to learn about CubicExplorer on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit and let Windows Explorer collect dust while you work in a window management application that actually provides useful features.


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11 Responses to “Uninstall QTTabBar In Windows 7, QTTabBar Causing Windows Explorer Issues”
  1. bubs353 says:

    Yeah it’s shame that it does not work well with Windows 7 and while it does not work there ain’t any program that does what Qttabbar do in functionality wise.

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    alex Reply:

    Hello bubs353,

    I totally agree. I have learned to live with it for now as I tried a couple other solutions but didn’t find any that were stable for Windows 7 Ultimate. Until someone builds something stable or Microsoft builds in support to Windows 7 I am just living old school. Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  2. bubs353 says:

    Yeah seriously Microsoft needs to take hints from these innovative applications and implement the functions in Windows.
    But for now I think there is “someone” already involved in making it work for Windows 7 without the problems. Let’s hope he succeeds. Yet there does not seem to be any application but he is really thinking it through though.
    Here’s the link for the page;
    http://sourceforge.net/apps/wordpress/qttabbar/

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    alex Reply:

    Hello bubs353,

    Awesome. Thanks for passing that along. It would rock if someone continues the work of QTTabBar. I wonder if he attempted to even contact the initial developer though? It seemed after reading his posts that he simply assumed the guy had dropped the project. Regardless though it will be nice if they release a stable version for Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit. If you happen to see movement on the project it would be great to hear about it here. I will also try to keep an eye on it and post back here if I see movement. Thanks again!

    Thanks.
    alex

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  3. how the hell do I uninstall it !!! says:

    I have Windows 7, Somehow, I downloaded Qttabbar and cannot uninsall it. I cannot use instructs for reinstalling then going to remove etc. DOES NOT WORK . Is there a simple METHOG to just get it OUT OF MY PC /??
    Thanks.
    Marv Brogin

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    alex Reply:

    Hello how the he…,

    Not sure about your situation. The instructions noted in the article are what worked easily for me. Once you find out how to get it uninstalled let us know.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  4. Artos says:

    Hi!

    Same problem but under Win Xp,

    When I installed QTTab it asked me about a DLL, (I didn’t payed much attention to the DLL Name) that it wasn’t Windows Approved, but I have been using QTTab on someother computers (where never asked me this) and i thought it was something I should care for, so I clicked yes.

    The point is that since then the Windows Explorer has been crashing frecuently, so I remove the QTTab app, and it helps a little because it crashes about 1 or 2 times a day (when QTTab installed it was about 2 o 3 times per hour!)

    So… anyone knows which DLL is the one that QTTab changes on the system?

    Sorry for this lame english, I’m not native english speaker…

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Artos,

    No problem… your English is not bad at all. I am not sure which DLL file it is though you might try reinstalling QTTab again, note the DLL file, uninstall, and then attempt to repair the noted DLL file. Hope that helps.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  5. Candid says:

    That’s really tinhking at an impressive level

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Candid,

    Thanks for posting feedback.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  6. geoge says:

    Olá a todos, eu uso o qttab no meu seven funciona satisfatoriamente, apesar de não funcionar tão bem quanto no XP eu aprendi a usa-lo, basta abria na primeira vez e clicar com o botão auxiliar na barra do explorer e DESMARCAR (desativando) o QTTAB BAR em seguida faça processo inverso MARCANDO (ativando) o QTTA BAR pronto funciona perfeito basta fazer isso uma vez e ele funciona tranquilo enquanto vc usa o pc o QTTAB é muito importante facilita meu trabalho grandemente demorei a migrar pra o seven por causa da incompatibilidade agora que peguei a manha ja estou migrando aos poucos

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