Excel Record Macro button on Ribbon disabled

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When my new work laptop had MS Office and Excel (Windows 10 Enterprise) installed, the record and play macro buttons on the Developer ribbon were enabled. I added macros via the Visual Basic editor and ran them daily until a week ago when I noticed the Record, Play, and Visual Basic buttons were no longer enabled on the Ribbon.


I noticed the XLStart folder no longer contained my Personal.xlsb file, and the XLStart folder itself was missing. I added the folder and have tried multiple ways to get the buttons on the ribbon to re-enable. IT has done a repair but not a reinstall.


Any thoughts on what is needed to restore the buttons on the ribbon to enabled?

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Maybe with...

Click File -> Options -> Customize Ribbon. Check the developer tools box here.