Autocad Architecture 2009 Missing Menus

Posted on 2009-02-09
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
AutoCAD 2009 is missing the pull down menus.  It apparently happened when the Vista client PC was not attached to the domain and when reconnected the menus were gone.  I need assistance from someone familiar with how AutoCAD Architecture 2009 stores the menu files and how to quickly resolve this issue and then copy the customized menus from another client to this one.  
Question by:Matterofacts
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    Type the command "menubar" into the command line and change the value to "1".
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    Also maybe try the command "menuload". It will point to what is available to load.

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    This issue has already been resolved.


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    The resolution was to re-copy the corrupted acad.cui file.
    Replaced the MEP and MEP.CUI in the solution below with the folder for AutoCAD Architecture location and the file acasd.cui.  

    If you find that the MEP.cui file is bad, you may copy the original file from the following folder (note that UserDataCache is a hidden folder):
    %ProgramFiles%\AutoCAD MEP 2009\UserDataCache\Support

    The file was then copied to (of course renamed the original before doing copy over top of it)
    'C:\Users\(users)\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ACD-A 2008\enu\support\acad.cui'

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    Glad you were able to figure it out.  I have had to perform the same solution you provided, but for Land Desktop, which often lost its menus after a user switched the workspace and then the program crashed (menus were replaced with menus from other workspace). I originally thought your issue was simpler than that. Thanks for the followup.
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    Since you resolved the question yourself you can ask for a point refund at Community Support Topic Area.

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