Missing Object Explorer in SQL Server Management Studio

| 05/12/2011 | 2 Comments

Hi all

Today, I faced a strange problem where I could not see the Object Explorer in SQL Server Management Studio. Even if I go to View >> Object Explorer, the object explorer window did not show up.

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Was wondering what is the cause of the issue and I google’d up to find the cause of the issue and a solution for the same.

The solution was to go to the menu Window >> Reset Window Layout and then I saw the Object Explorer appearing… Smile

So if any of you land into this problem, this article might help you with a solution for the same.

Until next post!

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  • Usha Ankadi

    even after pressing F8 Object Explorer window is not poping, but when i have reset the window layout it worked.now i could see the object explorerin SQL Server 2008

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    • Sivakumar Venkataraman

      Usha – that’s exactly what I tried to do (by going to View >> Object Explorer) which is also by pressing F8, and the Object Explorer did not open. Only the reset window layout worked. :) Glad it worked for you as well.

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