The menu bar is there, but it's greyed out and won't permit searching or even moving trough records with the "next record" tool.
Are you the FP7-file's developer, and opening with Full Access account?
This sounds like a Custom Menu issue. If you are using FMAdv12, use the Tools menu to be sure you are in standard menus.
If this is a converted runtime, some menu options may be disabled. Menu items control the navigation icons in the Status Area bar as well.
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