missing buttons properties panel

started working on a tracking tutorial got far along and then had to add a particle system …only to realize that several options are missing in the properties panel including the particle properties panel I tried unchecking load ui but that has no effect as the file loads with only a few visible texture, object and a couple can I re/enable the others without having to start over with what I am dping…could seem to find an answer on google

Ensure you have an object selected.

wow that was embarrassing anyways still pretty much use 2.49 for game project thing, so haven’t spent much time with 2.6 until I started feelin the VFX bug thanks