Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007 and 2010. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Restoring the Analysis ToolPak.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 28, 2017)
Jerice was cleaning out files on her computer and thinks she may have trashed the Analysis ToolPak add-in by mistake. She was wondering how she can restore it, short of reinstalling Excel.
The Analysis ToolPak uses two files, named FUNCRES.XLAM and ATPVBAEN.XLAM. These two files are, respectively, the add-in and the VBA help file for the add-in. Normally they reside in a folder similar to the following:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE14\Library\Analysis\
The path can vary, of course, depending on how Office was installed on your system and which version of Office you are using. The above example is for a default installation of Office 2010.
If the files are not in that folder, then check your Recycle Bin to see if they are still there. You should also check to see if the actual folder for the Analysis ToolPak is in the Recycle Bin. If either the files or folder is there, undelete them and you should be fine.
If that doesn't work, then check the backups of your hard drive. (You do make backups, don't you?) If the files are there, you can move them to your system and the ToolPak should again be available.
The final solution is to run the Office Setup program and reinstall just the Analysis ToolPak. This will be much faster than reinstalling Excel, but you will still need to grab your Office product CDs in order to complete the installation.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (802) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007 and 2010. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Restoring the Analysis ToolPak.
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