Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Restoring the Analysis ToolPak.

Restoring the Analysis ToolPak

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated August 29, 2014)

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.XLA and ATPVBAEN.XLA. 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\OFFICE11\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 2003.

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 (3152) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Restoring the Analysis ToolPak.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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