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How to Delete a persistent Toolbar?

  1. #1
    alainr
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    How to Delete a persistent Toolbar?

    I have a toolbar that keeps reappearing even if I "Delete" it from the
    Toolbar Customization dialog box. I have no template open, my XLStart
    directory is empty, I have no addins attached, there is absolutely no macro
    in any module or worksheet... and yet, this toolbar keeps appearing. Where
    is it comming from? I think it was from some kind of addin that I tried in
    the past.


  2. #2
    Dave Peterson
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    Re: How to Delete a persistent Toolbar?

    If you open excel and see that toolbar, try going into the VBE (alt-f11).

    Hit ctrl-r to see the project explorer

    Any workbook open that you didn't expect?

    If yes, one way to find that workbook is:
    hit ctrl-g (to see the immediate window)
    type this and hit enter:
    ?workbooks("workbooknamehere.xla").fullname
    (and it could be .xls, too.)

    Then you could decide if you really want this file opened. If you don't want it
    open, then just move it to a different location (or delete it).

    If that didn't work, maybe your toolbar file is not getting updated.

    close excel
    then windows start button|search
    Search for all *.xlb files (in hidden folders, too)
    Rename all the *.xlb files to *.xlbOLD

    Start excel and see if it worked.

    If it did, delete those *.xlbOLD files and rebuild any changes you've made.

    If it didn't work, just rename them back (no harm, no foul).


    alainr wrote:
    >
    > I have a toolbar that keeps reappearing even if I "Delete" it from the
    > Toolbar Customization dialog box. I have no template open, my XLStart
    > directory is empty, I have no addins attached, there is absolutely no macro
    > in any module or worksheet... and yet, this toolbar keeps appearing. Where
    > is it comming from? I think it was from some kind of addin that I tried in
    > the past.


    --

    Dave Peterson

  3. #3
    alainr
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    Re: How to Delete a persistent Toolbar?

    > Any workbook open that you didn't expect?

    Nothing except a blank Book1 with no code anywhere.

    > Search for all *.xlb files (in hidden folders, too)
    > Rename all the *.xlb files to *.xlbOLD
    > Start excel and see if it worked.


    Didn't work

    However, I did managed to track-down the Addin folder and delete the DLL
    that seemed to be culprit. It's funny that this DLL still got hooked-up to
    Excel even if I didn't select it in the Addins... dialog box!?

    Thanks for your help.


  4. #4
    Zack Barresse
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    Re: How to Delete a persistent Toolbar?

    You won't see DLL add-ins if you go to Tools | Add-ins.. You have to go to
    Tools | COM add-ins.. and uncheck it from the list - which you should still
    do, because it will probably still be in the list. A COM add-in is
    different from an xla add-in.

    --
    Regards,
    Zack Barresse, aka firefytr, (GT = TFS FF Zack)


    "alainr" <alainr@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CE01081F-B9A4-47E8-8C22-5FC729E2E5EE@microsoft.com...
    >> Any workbook open that you didn't expect?

    >
    > Nothing except a blank Book1 with no code anywhere.
    >
    >> Search for all *.xlb files (in hidden folders, too)
    >> Rename all the *.xlb files to *.xlbOLD
    >> Start excel and see if it worked.

    >
    > Didn't work
    >
    > However, I did managed to track-down the Addin folder and delete the DLL
    > that seemed to be culprit. It's funny that this DLL still got hooked-up
    > to
    > Excel even if I didn't select it in the Addins... dialog box!?
    >
    > Thanks for your help.
    >




  5. #5
    Dave Peterson
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    Re: How to Delete a persistent Toolbar?

    Ahhhhhhh.

    Good catch.

    You can add another option to your Tools dropdown.
    tools|customize|commands tab|tools category
    Scroll down the commands side until you find: COM Add-ins...

    Drag that to your favorite toolbar. I dragged it right under Addins under
    Tools.

    Then you'll see that you can toggle that addin on and off--just like
    tools|addins.



    alainr wrote:
    >
    > > Any workbook open that you didn't expect?

    >
    > Nothing except a blank Book1 with no code anywhere.
    >
    > > Search for all *.xlb files (in hidden folders, too)
    > > Rename all the *.xlb files to *.xlbOLD
    > > Start excel and see if it worked.

    >
    > Didn't work
    >
    > However, I did managed to track-down the Addin folder and delete the DLL
    > that seemed to be culprit. It's funny that this DLL still got hooked-up to
    > Excel even if I didn't select it in the Addins... dialog box!?
    >
    > Thanks for your help.


    --

    Dave Peterson

  6. #6
    Jim Rech
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    Re: How to Delete a persistent Toolbar?

    >>COM add-ins

    Good point. And since COM Add-ins are not on the Tools menu by default they
    are especially hard to find.

    --
    Jim
    "Zack Barresse" <firefytr@vbaexpress.com> wrote in message
    news:%23iuMxyFyFHA.3408@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    | You won't see DLL add-ins if you go to Tools | Add-ins.. You have to go to
    | Tools | COM add-ins.. and uncheck it from the list - which you should
    still
    | do, because it will probably still be in the list. A COM add-in is
    | different from an xla add-in.
    |
    | --
    | Regards,
    | Zack Barresse, aka firefytr, (GT = TFS FF Zack)
    |
    |
    | "alainr" <alainr@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    | news:CE01081F-B9A4-47E8-8C22-5FC729E2E5EE@microsoft.com...
    | >> Any workbook open that you didn't expect?
    | >
    | > Nothing except a blank Book1 with no code anywhere.
    | >
    | >> Search for all *.xlb files (in hidden folders, too)
    | >> Rename all the *.xlb files to *.xlbOLD
    | >> Start excel and see if it worked.
    | >
    | > Didn't work
    | >
    | > However, I did managed to track-down the Addin folder and delete the DLL
    | > that seemed to be culprit. It's funny that this DLL still got hooked-up
    | > to
    | > Excel even if I didn't select it in the Addins... dialog box!?
    | >
    | > Thanks for your help.
    | >
    |
    |



  7. #7
    alainr
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    Re: How to Delete a persistent Toolbar?

    > tools|customize|commands tab|tools category
    > Scroll down the commands side until you find: COM Add-ins...


    Excellent! Many thanks,

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