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How to Remove Entries from Add-Ins Dialog Box

This article was previously published under Q161439
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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry.Before you edit the registry, you should first make a backup copy of theregistry files (System.dat and User.dat). Both are hidden files in theWindows folder.
When you click Add-Ins on the Tools menu, you cannot delete an add-infrom the list of Add-Ins available in the Add-Ins dialog box.
You can remove an item from the list of add-ins by manually removing itsregistry entry.

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems thatmay require you to reinstall Windows 95. Microsoft cannot guarantee thatproblems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved.Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

For information about how to edit the registry, view the Changing Keys AndValues online Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). Note that youshould make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat)before you edit the registry.

The registry entry that loads the add-in can be manually removed fromthe following registry key:
   \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Excel\Add-in Manager				
To remove an add-in from the list of Add-Ins available, follow these steps:
  1. Exit Microsoft Excel.
  2. Click Run on the Start menu.
  3. In the Run box, type Regedit and click OK.
  4. Locate the registry key listed above.
  5. In the right pane of the Registry Editor window, locate the entry for the add-in that you no longer want listed.
  6. Click the entry and press DELETE. Click Yes when prompted to confirm the deletion.
  7. On the Registry menu, click Exit.
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Article ID: 161439 - Last Review: 05/08/2002 15:09:00 - Revision: 1.0

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