How to re-enable Datasnipper in Excel

This article explains how to re-enable DataSnipper for Excel 2013, 2016, and Office 365 when Excel has disabled DataSnipper.

When Excel had disabled DataSnipper, you can recognize this by the announcement “Excel has disabled the plug-in.” Microsoft can disable an add-in if it slows down Excel. This can happen due to just a few milliseconds of delay. By enabling the plug-in manually, you indicate that you would like to continue using Excel.

Re-enable DataSnipper

  • Click File at the top left of Excel.
  • Click Disabled Add-ins, a new window opens.
  • Locate the DataSnipper Excel Add-in in the list.
  • Click Always enable this add-in.
  • The add-in is switched on again. And you can use DataSnipper again.

Alternative method

If the steps in Re-enable the add-in do not work, please follow the steps below:
  • Click File, top left in Excel.
  • Go to Settings, a new window opens.
  • Select the Add-ons tab.
  • Then click Disabled Add-ons in the drop-down menu below.
  • Click Start
  • Find the DataSnipper Excel Add-in in the list. Click Activate.
  • Then click COM Add-ins in the drop-down menu.
  • Find the DataSnipper Excel Add-in in the list.
  • Check the DataSnipper Excel Add-in.
  • Click OK.