No Personal.xlsb file?

My boss asked if I could copy a macro I wrote to his version of Excel 2007.  He doesn't have a Personal.xlsb file. I had expected to be able to "unhide" it to copy the macro into it.    I have never come across that before.  If I were to copy my own Personal.xlsb file to his computer, would that cause any issues I should be aware of?  On my PC, it's in the XLSTART folder, so I'm assuming I should copy it to the same location on his PC?   We both use Excel 2007 on Windows XP.  

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Last updated January 23, 2020 Views 5,016 Applies to:



An installation of Excel doesn't have a presonal.xlsb until you create it and doing that is simple.


On you bosses PC record a macro but when you get the popup at the start change 'Store Macro In' to Personal workbook. Recird yoursef doing soemting like selecting a cell then stop recording and closse Excel. You will get two prompts


1. Save workbook - That's up to you.

2. Save personal workbook - Yes


And that it your boss now has a personal.xlsb.


Edit....I should have added, don't un-hide it to add the module, access it via project explorer. Alt+F11 to open it and you'll see personal.xlsb

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Mike H

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