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How to disable add-ins at Excel startup?

You may have installed some add-ins in your Microsoft Excel, but now you need to disable a specified add-in at Excel startup. How to solve this problem? Method in this article can help you.

Disable add-ins at Excel startup by modifying Window’s Registry

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arrow blue right bubbleDisable add-ins at Excel startup by modifying Window’s Registry


You can modify Window’s Registry to disable specified add-in in Microsoft Excel when starting up. Please do as follows.

1. Enter the word Regedit into the window’s search box, and press the Enter key.

2. In the Popping up User Account Control dialog box, click the Yes button. See screenshot:

3. In the Registry Editor dialog box, you need to open the Excel Addins folder as below path shown:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Excel\Addins

4. Then expand the Addins folder, and select the loader folder with the name of the add-in you need to disable at Excel startup. See screenshot:

5. Go to the right pane of the Registry Editor dialog box, you can see there is a REG_DWORD file named LoadBehavior, please right click on it and select Modify from the context menu.

6. Then the Edit DWOED dialog box pops up, please replace the number in the Value data box with 0, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

7. Close the Registry Editor dialog box.

When starting up your Microsoft Excel, the specified add-in is disabled without displaying on the ribbon.


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