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I have inherited an Access application.  When I open the MDB file it begins executing and changes the default menu bar and I can not stop it from executing so I can see and modify the forms.  I created a blank database and then imported everything from the ?locked? database.  I can change forms and then EXPORT them back to the ?locked? database.  There must be a better way.  I?ve inserted STOP statements in various  places and they are ignored, or at least they don?t do what I would expect which is STOP the application and go to ?develop? mode.

How can I restore the default Access menu bar using code within the ?locked? application?

Any other ideas on how to make this application accessible?

Thanks -  Gene
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Hold down the Shift key on your keyboard when you are opening the database.
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Also, check for an Autoexec macro; if one exists you can rename it to prevent it from running.  In addition, if you can bypass the startup options with the Shift key and get to the default menu, you can go to Tools/Startup and change the settings to allow default menus.
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Glad to help.  However, if the answer was correct, an A grade should have been assigned.  Please see the grading tips at http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/cmtyQuestAnswer.jsp#3
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