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How do I transfer Excel 2010 macros to Excel 2013

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Recently upgraded to Microsoft Excel 2013 and would like the macros I was using in Microsoft 2010 to be available. What steps do I need to make in order for this to happen?
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first of all, please change the topic to Microsoft Excel Software.

my question is where were your macros located previously?
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was your macros saved in the Personal.xlsb?
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yes, in personal.xlsb.
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can you check if that file exists in the XLSTART Directory?
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the directory is  C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART
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if you are using other type of operating system, check here how to find the personal.xlsb folder

http://wheatblog.com/2011/08/where-is-the-excel-personal-macro-workbook-located/


once you found your personal.xlsb then open it, normally it should open as hidden window. you can unhide it, but it is preferred to be hidden. then all of your macros should work in 2013.

let me know if you have any issue.
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personal.xlsb is not present in the XLSTART directory
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cjharr

i assume that your issue has been resolved. as you have accepted my previous comment.

if not, please let me know.     per your last comment you mentioned that personal.xlsb is not present.

normally, with upgrade of 2010 to 2013, that file does not get deleted.  unless it is deleted manually by user.

sometimes, the APP DATA folder is hidden, and sometimes the XLSTART is hidden. please make sure that you are checking for that file in the following folder. C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART

please replace "yourusername" with the actual username of your machine.  if you do not know your username for the computer then

put the below code into a notepad and save it as   myvb.vbs  and then save it in desktop and then open it it will show the machine logged username.

Set wshShell = WScript.CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" )
strUserName = wshShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings( "%USERNAME%" )
WScript.Echo "User Name: " & strUserName

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replace the C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART  with the username you got from script and then enter then whole C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART  into the Run Bar in your start up and it will directly take you to that folder. if you see personal.xlsb there, open it and if you do not see it there. then that is it, it must have been deleted.
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Thanks, I did resolve the issue. The upgrade from 2010 to 2013 was also a part of migrating one laptop to another. Since the file was hidden it did not transfer. I apologize for the transparency of the laptop migration. Once I copied personal.xlsb from the old laptop to the new one everything worked just fine. I appreciate the direction.
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