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How do I restore Tools menu?

Posted on 2007-12-01
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In the Access Menu: Tools->Startup, I messed around a bit and now my Tools menu is gone.  I basically unchecked about everything in Startup and have very limited options now when I open this database in Access.
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Try this:

Right click over a blank area of the menu.
Click Customize then the Toolbars Tab.
Make sure your toolbar(s) is checked in the list
Also try Reset ...
mx
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by:mock5c
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unfortunately, right clicking doesn't bring up any menu.  I really messed this up.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 50 total points
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Close the MDB.
Reopen - but hold down the Shift key until the mdb is completely open.
The see if you can right click and get a menu.

You can also get to the tools menu for the Access menu View>>Toolbars>>Customize

mx
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perfect
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cool.
thank you ...

mx
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by:ruthkred
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I'm having the same problem but the VIEW menu is not available.  Right clicking in the menu area is not helpful, nor is holding the Shift key upon opening.  All I have for menu choice is File, Edit, Insert, Records, Window & Help.

I hate to have to recreate this database so I can get to the menu.  Are there global menu settings available?
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