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Just what the title states; the sheet in the work-book is not protected. It is possible to select a column, and then click upon the 'filter'. The expected result on performing this action is to see a combo in the first row listing all entries in each row of that sheet.

This fails silently; there is no warning/error, and yet the filter combo-box fails to appear on the first row for any column in this sheet.

Why would the filter combo-box fail to appear ?

EDIT: Follow-up detail that I failed to spot earlier. The first row simply is not visible; row count that appears to the left of the spread-sheet begins at '2' instead of '1'. I take this to mean the filter comboy probably remains invisible because that entire row is hidden. How do I make the first row visible?

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What version? Are there any spaces between the headers and the data? –  datatoo May 4 '12 at 14:37
    
2007. No spaces. It's a biggie though, 16MB almost –  Everyone May 4 '12 at 17:46
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Not sure this is an answer, but not sure how else to test it.

Is it possible that someone has included a macro that is hiding autofilter indicators? Turn off the filter and run this

Sub ShowDropdowns()
 Range("A1").AutoFilter Field:=1, VisibleDropdown:=True
End Sub

If you still see nothing, then I don't know.

I at one time had a huge sheet that would never turn them off, which was the opposite problem, and it was related to corruption in the sheet and how it was constructed.

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I'll check it out (+: Thanks! –  Everyone May 5 '12 at 9:17
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