Problem: Updated Joomla 3.7.0 to 3.7.2 – and lost Joomla’s core Admin Components menu items (Banners, Contact, Joomla Update, Messaging, News Feeds, Redirects, Search, Smart Search).

Solution: Ended up running SQL in MySQL database.

Note: Change #__menu to yourprefix_menu + change the 2-space “__” to a 1-space “_” (i.e.: prefix__menu to prefix_menu).

URL: Upgraded to Joomla 3.7 And Component Menu Items Disappeared

URL: The SQL code to RUN in MySQL database