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

Posted on 2008-10-13
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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?
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Question by:purpleski
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by:KCTS
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Are you holding - not just pressing SHIFT?
Keep the shift key pressed down, open access and do not release SHIFT until access has loaded
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by:TK-77
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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
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by:purpleski
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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
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by:TK-77
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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
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by:purpleski
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TK

Holding down the shift does not work but I have not tried booting into safe mode.  Will try and report back.
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by:purpleski
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Holding down the shift does not work and booting into safe mode does not either. Should I just reinstall?
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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.

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