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Windows cannot find Excel.exe

This guide will help you to use XLSTAT in the case you get the error message Windows cannot find 'Excel.exe' right after launching XLSTAT.


It may happen with some version of Excel which don't require to have the Excel.exe file to work. However, the XLSTAT launcher needs to start Microsoft Excel first as XLSTAT is in Excel, and it requires to have the Excel.exe file.

But no worries, there is a solution to use XLSTAT properly, you will have to add it manually in Microsoft Excel, this operation is do to only once.

1. Add XLSTAT in the trusted locations

Open Microsoft Excel and go to the Excel options.


Then go to the Trust Center tab and open the Trust Center Settings.

Go to the Trusted Locations tab and click on the Add new location button.


Click on Browse and select the XLSTAT installation folder.
XLSTAT is installed by default at one of these locations:

C:\Program Files\Addinsoft\XLSTAT
C:\Program Files(x86)\Addinsoft\XLSTAT


You can click OK to close this window, and stay on the Excel Options window for the next step.

2. Add XLSTAT in the Excel add-ins

Go to the Add-ins tab, and at the bottom of the window, ensure that Excel Add-ins is selected and click on Go.


Click on Browse and go to your XLSTAT installation folder. From there select the file named XLSTATRIB and click OK.


Ensure that XLSTAT Starter is well selected and click OK to close the Add-ins window.


XLSTAT should now appear in the Excel ribbon.


Close Microsoft Excel and open it again, you are now ready to use XLSTAT properly, but you will only be able to open XLSTAT from Microsoft Excel.

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