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Excel error on launch: VB File Not Found

Posted on 2011-10-18
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Having a weird issues. When I launch Excel 2003 I get a message box stating that states "file not found," the box is titled Microsoft Visual Basic.

My VB code files are all there. Any idea what this might be referring to?
Question by:ThePATMAN26
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Try this Solution I found:
It's possible that it's looking for your personal.xls workbook. Try this:
1. Go to: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\XLStart\
 and look for the "PERSONAL.xls"
 2. If it isn't there create and save a workbook with that name to that location.
 3. close excel and reopen it.
If it already is there, and you knew nothing about it prior to this, (i.e. you haven't saved any macros or VBA code to the current personal workbook) delete it and do steps 2 and 3, because it is possible that there are automatic links within the workbook.


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My personal workbook is there. Is there another file it could be looking for?
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Did you try deleting your personal workbook?  and replacing it?  

It's looking for a file, if it's not the personal notebook, try disabling your add ins and then loging in.  If that doesn't work then try and locate a directory like this:

1.Find your XLSTART folder (On Windows XP it may be a path like this:
 C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART

If you move all the files out, and then move them back in one by one you should be able to find the offender!

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