I Cannot Find the CREATE Tab in MS Access 2013

If you are facing this issue, the problem is really big. But not that big. Don’t panic. There is a solution for this problem, and the good news is that you can rectify the issue by yourself, without calling any technician, or without even any administrative intervention.

Being an MS Access user, you might understand the importance of the CREATE tab that the interface has. With the help of the CREATE tab, you can create the tables, queries, forms, and all other stuff that a simple or complex MS Access 2013 oriented database may have.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to bring your CREATE tab back to the menu bar so that you can start using your instance of the program as normally as you generally do.

Just a small piece of advice before you finally proceed with the step-by-step process of rectify this problem. This problem generally occurs when your MS Access settings are being modified either deliberately or accidentally by a person or any incompatible application. In order to avoid such issues in future, you should always protect your computer account with a strong password and an efficient antivirus program. A strong password must be at least 7 characters long, and it should have any of the 3 from the available four character types. The 4 character types are:

[listNum]■Uppercase characters

■Lowercase characters

■Special characters

■Numerical characters
Here is what you need to do to bring the CREATE tab back on your MS Access 2013 interface:

    ■Log on to the computer using any account.

    ■Make sure that the MS Access 2013 program has been successfully installed on the computer
    and is running flawlessly.

    ■Open the program and then open the desired database.

    ■On the opened interface, go to the FILE tab.

    ■From the displayed list, go to Options.


    ■On the opened Access Options box, from the left pane, click to select the Customize Ribbons option.

    ■From the right pane, in the right column, ensure that the Main Tabs option is selected in the Customize the Ribbon drop-down list.

    ■From the displayed list, check the unchecked Create option.


    ■Once done, click OK to save the changes that you have made.

    ■The CREATE tab will appear on the menu bar instantaneously.

    ■You can then start using the MS Access 2013 application normally.

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