Thinks binary file is open

pbassett

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I set Excel at startup (via File->Options->Advanced->General) to open all files in a folder F:\Excel Startup, which contains the binary file Personal.xlsb and nothing else.

Recently I get this error trying to open any Excel file -
A document with the name 'Personal.xlsb' is already open...

But this file is not open as I verified 2 ways. It's not listed in Task Manager, and when I log into my Cloud account there is no error when I open an Excel file.

Any suggestions why my local account is confused?
 

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Fluff

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Check C:\users\name\AppData\Roaming\microsoft\Excel\xlstart\
It sounds like you night have a personal.xlsb in there.
 

pbassett

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Thank you! It was there, and deleting it eliminated the error!
I have never seen that before :oops:
 
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Fluff

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It may have been created if you have recorded a macro.
 

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