• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 838
  • Last Modified:

Menu Bar has disappeared, how do I get it back?

Hi

I am using MS access and the menu bar has disappeared.  When I say menu bar I mean the one with:

File Edit View Insert Tools Window Help

along the top of the window.

I thought pressing the shift key when opening access would load the menu bar but it does not reappear?

Can anybody help?
0
purpleski
Asked:
purpleski
  • 3
  • 3
1 Solution
 
KCTSCommented:
Are you holding - not just pressing SHIFT?
Keep the shift key pressed down, open access and do not release SHIFT until access has loaded
0
 
TK-77Commented:
Check out this post regarding the same issue. The user booted into Safe Mode to get the menu bar back. Give that a shot.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS_Access/Q_23059264.html

TK
0
 
purpleskiAuthor Commented:
I am holding the shift key and I don't see how http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS_Access/Q_23059264.html helps.  Sorry
0
NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Backup and recover physical and cloud-based servers and workstations, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users. Avoid downtime and data loss quickly and easily for Windows-based physical or public cloud-based workloads!

 
TK-77Commented:
I was referring to the final post by the author:
"A work-around was found for this issue.  It seems once Safe Mode was used to open this database, the menus actually came back.  So far they haven't disappeared again, so I'm crossing my fingers on this one.  Thanks."

It wasn't clear whether the author opened the database in safe mode by holding down the shift key, or booting into Safe Mode and then trying to open the database. One of those options worked for him and restored the missing menu.

TK
0
 
purpleskiAuthor Commented:
TK

Holding down the shift does not work but I have not tried booting into safe mode.  Will try and report back.
0
 
purpleskiAuthor Commented:
Holding down the shift does not work and booting into safe mode does not either. Should I just reinstall?
0
 
TK-77Commented:
You could try running a repair first, but at this point you might as well just reinstall. However, I would completely uninstall Access (or Office) first before reinstalling.

TK
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

  • 3
  • 3
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now