when I open excel .. "sorry we could not open c:\...\xl2bb.xlam

lezawang

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Hi
I am getting the above message when I try to open excel. I needed to re-install office 365 for other reason but I am still getting that message. I tried before to install xl2bb but it did not install permanently. I had to re-install it again to use it. Any idea how to fix that. By the way if I click OK that message will disappear and I can use excel but it is just annoying. Thanks alot.
 

JLGWhiz

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I had some problems when I first downloaded the XL2BB add in because I didn't do it right. So I just deleted or uninstalled everywhere I coulld find a reference to it and then downloaded it the right way. I have the earlier version, but it works and no side effects.
 

sandy666

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maybe it will work for you
  • copy xl2bb.xlam
  • open Excel Add-ins
  • Browse
  • paste copied xlam
  • close all
  • restart excel then check xl2bb add-in
xl2bbinstall.png
 

smozgur

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Clear the previously installed add-in from the Add-ins list by using the following steps:

Then install the add-in by using the following instructions provided in the add-in article:
 

Steve 1962

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Hi

I have successfully completed each step of the "Issue with xl2bb.xlam" above however, after I successfully delete it from the Add-Ins, it reappears when I reopen Excel (even after a shutdown). For some reason, it keeps coming back.

Thanks
 

Steve 1962

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All good - have found the solution. It was in buried in my Registry. Just deleted from there. All fixed.
 

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