File Extension XLB

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    Microsoft Excel Toolbars Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a XLB file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a XLB file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your XLB file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is XLB file?

Files ending in XLB are used by the Microsoft Excel for Toolbars spreadsheet. Toolbars, which are also called Command Bars, are called toolbars in the German version.

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The XLB files contain settings for these toolbars such as their position and arrangement as well as other parameters. The XLB files allow the transfer of custom or customized toolbars.

By default, the files are stored in the [username] Application DataMicrosoftExcel directory.

Older versions of Microsoft Excel for Apple Mac use this extension to extend the version number of Excel, such as Xlb4 for Excel 4.

Programs which can open a XLB file

How to open file with XLB extension?

In order to open a file with XLB extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening XLB file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with XLB files, follow the instructions below.
Install Microsoft Excel or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening XLB files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support XLB files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of XLB files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Microsoft Excel as the default program for opening XLB files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate XLB files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Microsoft Excel applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Microsoft Excel has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with XLB files

Sometimes problems with opening XLB files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • XLB files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open XLB files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • XLB file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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