I Cannot Open TDMS Files with Excel 2016.

Updated Feb 11, 2019

Issue Details

I have recently upgraded to Windows 10, and I am unable to open TDMS files in Excel 2016. Either a Run-time error occurs, or it simply doesn't appear as an option in 'Add-ins'.

Solution

To solve the issue follow the steps below:

1. Uninstall TDM importer exe. 

2. Download the TDM importer exe here again:  TDM Excel Add-In for Microsoft Excel Download
Follow the instructions (this time you will notice there is something to be installed (if you try to install before uninstalling the already installed version there wont be anything to be installed). 

3. After installing, open excel, go to: Options --> Add-Ins. Now, you will see the Add-in in the list (this may be inactive again). At the bottom there is a control where you can choose "COM-Add-ins". Choose it and press OK

4, Now a small window opens. Check the box left of the "National Instrument TDM importer for MS Excel" and click on "OK". 

It will now work.

Additional Information

When you download the TDM importer exe here again:  TDM Excel Add-In for Microsoft Excel Download
After following the instructions, this time you will notice there is something to be installed; if you try to install before uninstalling the already installed version there wont be anything to be installed. 

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