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Excel 2010 Personal.XLSB stopped loading at startup. Strange Problem Indeed.

Posted on 2011-02-23
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Hi All,

I have a unique problem to narrate. Hopefully someone will have a solution for this. Since yesterday, my personal.xlsb file does not automatically open when excel 2010 starts. I have tried to delete and recreate the file but no luck.

I can confirm that XLSTART folder has not been moved or changed in anyway. I am using Windows 7 and these are the folders that have been defined in Excel.
C:\Users\Ardhendu\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART
C:\Users\Ardhendu\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART

I checked the macro security and made sure it is not set to high too.
I went to Advanced options on the general section and put the XLSTART directory in the "At startup..." section. I did it and it doesn't help to kick start it either.

Finally, I found out that if I change the extension to .xlsa the file works .xls or .xlsb does not and .xlsm gives an error message.

My personal file has been starting up fine for years now (Excel 2003, 2007, 2010). And the macros have run nearly every day. What could have caused this sudden change? Can anyone help?
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Have you tried system restore?
Something must have changed. Back up your xl** files beforehand to usb.
There have been quite a few MS updates recently - has your puter applied any updates?
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there were no system updates. :) how would an OS patch affect a file, btw?
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Have you checked the Disabled Items list in the Addins section in Excel Options?
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Something has changed or else you wouldn't suddenly lose functionality would you ;-)
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@Rory,

i checked the add-ins too no luck. right now i am using personal.xlsa file which is working for now
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Can I just check where specifically you looked, because your symptoms are exactly what you would get if the file were disabled?
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hi rory,

i checked under the Disabled Items drop-down under Add-ins. Finally i check the file and it was set to read-only. I unchecked it and it seems to be working now.


this was quite a strange fix...
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Thanks for the responses, guys!
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