MS Access 2013 Database No Longer Displays Status Bar

Just like other MS Office programs, MS Access 2013 also displays a status bar at the bottom of the window. The status bar in such programs allows the users to view the current status of the opened file. Also, with the help of status bar, the users can also assess the issues and errors that the file may contain. This way it becomes easier for the users to diagnose the issue, and find the solution within comparatively lesser time.

Although the status bar is important for almost every MS Office or non-Office applications that run on a computer, in MS Access 2013 it plays a really important role when it comes to creating, managing, administering, or maintaining the databases. The status bar in MS Access 2013 provides brief but very useful information to the administrators/users when writing queries, or while struggling with the errors.

Because of this reason, it is really important to have the status bar in MS Access 2013 up and available every time you work with the databases.

In this tutorial, you will learn how you can bring back the status bar in MS Access 2013 database if it has become unavailable due to any reason. (As a side note, the status bar may become unavailable if the default settings have been tampered by any user or any incompatible third-party application.).

The instructions given below will guide you through the process of re-enabling the status bar in MS Access 2013 if it has been disabled accidentally or deliberately.

Here’s what you need to do:

    ■Log on to the computer using any account.

    ■Initialize the MS Access 2013 program.

    ■Opened the desired database in which the status bar is missing.

    ■From the opened interface, go to FILE tab from the menu bar.

    ■From the displayed list, go to Options.


    ■On the opened Access Options box, from the left pane, click to select Current

    ■From the right pane, under the Application Options section, check the Display Status Bar checkbox.


    ■Once done, click OK to save the changes.

    ■Back on the previous interface, click OK on the displayed information box.

    ■Close the current database by going to FILE > Close.

    ■After closing, reopen the database and you will see the status bar at the bottom of the opened interface.

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