XL98: Default Toolbars and Toolbar Buttons Seen Instead of Customizations

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If the Microsoft Excel toolbar file becomes damaged, or is deleted or movedfrom its original location, Microsoft Excel may exhibit the followingbehavior:
  • Toolbars and toolbar buttons created no longer appear.
  • Changes that you have made to toolbars and toolbar buttons no longer appear.
  • Custom lists that you have created or imported using the Custom Lists tab in the Preferences dialog box are missing.
This behavior occurs because the following items are stored in theMicrosoft Excel toolbar file:
  • Toolbar customization and layout
  • Menubar customization and layout
  • Custom AutoFill lists
  • Tip history
If this file is missing or damaged, Microsoft Excel uses the defaultinformation for these items; default toolbars and toolbar buttons, defaultcustom AutoFill lists, and default Tip history information.

When you close Microsoft Excel, if the toolbar file is not located in itsinstalled location, the file is created with the default information, andany new toolbar customization, custom list, and Tip history information.
In Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition, the toolbar file is namedExcel Toolbars (8), and is stored in the System Folder:Preferences folder.
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