inaccessible worksheets

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I have a workbook that has 13 worksheets.  Recently I am unable access 3 of the previously accessible worksheets. Can anyone suggest what may have changed to cause this problem?

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I know I don't know anything (Socrates)

@fwimberley The sheets may have been hidden.  Press ALT+F11 to access the Visual Basic Editor and then select the Sheet that you can no longer see and change the Visible property to -1 - xlSheetVisible




@Doug_Robbins_Word_MVP Thank you so much for the suggestion, but a shut-down and reboot cured the problem.  Guess I should have done that first.