How do I open/close the scene view window

The window that has the modifiers tab, the objects in the scene listed with the options to make them visible/invisible, etc -how do I close and open it. I got a file with it closed and I don’t know how to bring it back.

You can split a window area by dragging its top left corner (marked with diagonal lines), then on the head of the new window, click on the leftmost icon and from the drop-down menu that appears you can chose the Editor that you need, such as the Outliner.

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Or, when you open that file, make sure that “Load UI” is unchecked (left hand menu, at the bottom). This will keep your standard interface layout instead of taking over the one that was saved into the blend file: