Excel 2007: location of a .xla file

Posted on 2013-09-29
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Where are Excel .xla files usually stored?

I want to browse to the file in Windows Explorer.
Question by:Murray Brown
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They really can be "anywhere" in your filing system, depending on the author/source of the Add-In file.

However, if you are referring to those provided with MS-Excel (2007), you can try these locations:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\ADDINS\ (& sub-folders of this folder)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\STARTUP\
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\XLSTART\

You can also try "Program Files" without the " (x86)" suffix:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ADDINS\ (& sub-folders of this folder)
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\STARTUP\
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\XLSTART\

Or wherever Microsoft Office files have been installed.

Note that "Office12" refers to MS-Excel 2007.
Replace this with "Office15" for MS-Excel 2013.
"Office14" for MS-Excel 2010.
"Office11" for MS-Excel 2003.



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by:Murray Brown
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Thanks. Just realised I should have opened up the Excel Add-ins to see these locations
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:) No problem.

Hope you found what you were looking for.

Thanks for closing the question so promptly.

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