Can’t really promise that, since I have no idea how the database is corrupted.
My suggestion would be to try the File>Find & Open dialog. Locate the file in that dialog, then right click on it – do not double click. When you right click, you’ll see a pop-up menu, choose Open Data Sheet Only. If the database can be opened at all, that will do it. If that doesn’t work, then there is nothing that can be done.
I would also suggest that you make a copy of the file before doing this. If you do get it open, it may behave erratically, and you may want the option to be able to start over.
Also, if you do get it open, you may want to use the File>Revert To>Browse All Versions command to revert back to a version that was saved a few minutes before you had the problem. I think you have to use this command on the original, not on a copy (if you open the copy I think there may not be any previous versions).
I think Bruce was assuming that you had read the documentation for these dialogs. Nothing showing up in the Open View dialog is exactly normal, nothing will show up until you start a search. You might want to check out the documentation for Open View and View Organizer, they are very useful and Bruce is correct that they are a different method to possibly reveal a file that is open but doesn’t have any windows. However, for right now, I think Find & Open will be easier for you, just make sure you right click.