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Can not see the SAVE AS option when opening Access 2016

Hello Experts,

I'm loading an Access2K mdb file into A2016 and the SAVE, SAVE AS, and other options under the FILE menu are missing unless I hold the shift key while loading.

Probably something very basic as I am new to A2016

Thanks
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pcalabria
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Could be the Access Options - Current Database - Ribbon and Toolbar Options. If you have nothing checked there, the only things you'll see on the File menu are Print, Privacy Options and Exit.
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
It's because you are opening an older version of a DB with a newer version of Access.

Take a look at this blog and see if it helps.

http://www.addintools.com/documents/access/where-is-mdb-save-as.html

It shows how to get to the older save functions in the newer versions.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
It shows how to get to the older save functions in the newer versions.

That's a link to an addin that restores the "classic" menus to newer versions of Access. The Save and Save As options still show in 2016, regardless of the original format of the file (assuming it's at least 2000) - if you have the items checked in the options as I mention above.
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pcalabriaAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  I had to select the ALLOW FULL MENUS checkbox to get the SAVE and SAVE AS options to appear.
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