I am assuming you are referring to Access 2007.
After opening the database – on the Left hand side there will be a window below the Header area (if it is closed then you will see Navigation Pane on extreme left — thyen click on the “>>” arrow to open). Now Click on the downward arrow and then select “All Access Objects”. This will ebanle you you to see all objects. As you get comfortable you may use the same technique to display only “Tables” or “Forms” or “Reports”.