Access application, cannot see table/query view

I am reverse-engineering an Access application (2000 I think) where the view of the tables/queries is hidden. In other applications I can unhide the window and look at the tables etc. In this application I cannot because, it seems, the Access menu item for unhide has been removed or disabled in some way.

Even if I do Alt-F11 to view the code, I can't find any way to view the tables.

Any ideas?
LVL 5
icdAsked:
Who is Participating?

Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
 
grayderekConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Do you get a switchboard or something when you start the database?  If so there is an autoexec macro running.  Anyway try holding the shift key down when you open the database
0
 
will_scarlet7Commented:
If Grayderek's suggestion does not work then perhaps the designer of the DB disabled using the Shift key to bypass the startup macro (fairly common). The thread below taks about disabling the shift key and reenabling it via code:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/MS_Access/Q_11578699.html?query=Disable+Shift&topics=39
0
 
icdAuthor Commented:
will_scarlet7
Thanks, the shift key trick worked. I knew there had to be some way of getting in. Isn't Microsoft wonderful (sarcasm mode off).
0
 
icdAuthor Commented:
grayderek
Sorry that last comment was aimed at you.

will_scarlet7
thanks for your help, luckily the 'designer' of this system did not think to bypass the shift key.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.