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.XLSB file in Windows 7 not loading on XLSTART

Posted on 2013-11-21
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I just got upgraded to Windows 7 from Windows XP Professional.  In the past, I had a .xlsb file located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 14\XLSTART.  Each time I started Excel, this file would load as hidden and I had macros I was able to link to icons in my customized quick access toolbar.

Now that I have upgraded, I wish to be able to do the same.  I used the ? Application.StartUpPath in VBA Immediate Window to determine the new path which told me:  C:\users\*username*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART\.

However, when I start Excel, it is not working.

Not sure what I am doing wrong.

Thanks!
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by:Chris Millard
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You might need to adjust the macro settings in the Excel trust-centre
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Thanks, but I did enable all macro settings in the trust center.
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Well, I was able to figure it out.  Basically, all I did was open the .xlsb file, hide it, and then link the macros to icons.  When I reopen Excel, and hit ALT-F11 to bring up VBA Editor, it does not appear that the macros are available.  This is why I thought it wasn't working.  However, when I actually click an icon, the macro runs, and I can then see the macro in VBA editor.  The workbook also stays hidden as I want it too.
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Seems to work as expected.  I don't know why it doesn't show up in VBA when Excel starts, but it's there when I run a macro..
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