Tell Excel to stop looking for addin file

OaklandJim

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Based on lame memory, I was ATTEMPTING to reorient myself with how to work with addins. I sort of failed, even with good help from internet. It is a bit confusing to me.

I have a file that I want to make into an add in, eventually. Placed .xlam file into the Excel add in folder. Thought that I had to tell Excel to use it. Excel apparently added it to its list of expected addins...but I do not want it to load. When opening, Excel asks whether the name was changed, or if file was moved or deleted. A rhetorical question?

"What if there were no rhetorical questions"? -George Carlin

The answer is yes, I moved it and it is not ready for addin status.

I sure hope that there there's a way to fix this?

TIA Mr Exceler's.

Jim
 

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OaklandJim

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Team Mister XL

Sorry for a weak (less than thorough) description of my situation so you could assist.

Of course topic title should say How, not Hot.

I did go to the OPtions and uncheck the phantom addin in Excel. I also moved the file and restarted Excel. It is not clear to me what to try next.

Like I said, confused...

Jim
 

Fluff

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Move the file back into the add-in folder, then open Excel, on the developer tab select add-ins, uncheck the add-in.
You should then be able to remove the file from the folder, without any further problems.
 

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