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Launch Excel timeout - Powerautomate Desktop



I am struggling with an issue with the Lauch Excel activity because this activity does not support anyway to extend the timeout and which means that i am not able to open a Macro based excel file because it fails every time due to a File related error.


Is there a way to extend the timeout dynamically or this can be added? or is there someone with another solution to delay the launch excel activity to correctly load the .xlsm file.


Best regards,


Rens van Dijk

Super User III
Super User III

Hey @RvanDijk ,


Can you try the Advanced option "Load add-in and macros"





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