Object data window and top toolbar has disappeared, how do I get it back?

OK, while closing unwanted views, my object data window (which I desperately need) has vanished. Also, the toolbar along the top. You know, the one with FILE, ADD, RENDER, WINDOW, HELP? So I can’t even close out the file now.

Anyone know how to get this window back? ANd why Blender doens’t just put a close window button on their views like 99.9% of the other programs in existence do?

Moved from “General Forums > Blender and CG Discussions” to “Support > Basics & Interface”

First, a terminology thing: they’re not windows. They’re areas. In an area is an editor. Any area can hold any editor. You’re looking for the Info editor. So split an area and change it to hold an Info editor. And, boom, you have your menu back.