Excel, finding the location of "hidden" stacked objects in the selection pane

Hello Experts,

how do you find and delete stacked objects found in Exel's selection pane? I have 1000+ of what seem to be stacked objects with identical names in Excel 2016's selection pane. Ctrl Left Click selects them one at a time, and slowly can delete them.  

I would like to find the actual object / shape. Is there a way (VBA?) to find the cell location of a specific hidden object/shape "box1Deduct" to see what's causing the issue?

(I originally posted a question about hidden links thinking they were the cause of my worksheet slowing down, but if I F5 and delete all objects, worksheet navigation is fluid. )

Tx,
biker9
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,

Could you send a dummy?

Regards
Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,

pls try
Sub Macro()
For Each shp In ActiveSheet.Shapes
    If shp.Visible = False Then shp.Delete
Next
End Sub

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or maybe
Sub Macro1()
For Each shp In ActiveSheet.Shapes
    If shp.Name = "Box1Deduct" Then shp.Delete
Next
End Sub

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biker9Author Commented:
Awesome, thank you so much, I changed .Shapes to object, and they are gone!!!!

is there a way to find the cell location of the object?

Tx,

Ray
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
then try
Sub Macro2()
For Each obj In ActiveSheet.OLEObjects
    If obj.Visible = False Then MsgBox obj.TopLeftCell.Address(0, 0)
Next
End Sub

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biker9Author Commented:
Seems like that's found the cell location location of  a lot of other "hidden objects", I use the selection arrow to select the area(s), and nothing seems to show up as being selected, any ideas as to what might be hidden?
Rgonzo1971Commented:
When you are selecting a range, you are not selecting the shapes or objects that are within the range but only the cells
biker9Author Commented:
Thanks Rgonzo, saved me hours!
Ray
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