How to install and uninstall

Add-ins Collection for Outlook

In this tutorial, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to install the Add-ins Collection for Outlook.

Also, you can learn to install the Ultimate Suite for Excel Personal edition or Business edition.

How to install Add-ins Collection for Outlook

First of all, you can download the latest version of Ablebits add-ins for Outlook here.

Before you start

  • Close all Outlook windows.
  • Unzip the folder with the add-in files.
  • Run the setup.exe file:
    Run the setup.exe file.
Note Before moving further, make sure to close all windows that may have appeared while unzipping the package, e.g. from WinRAR or WinZip.

Follow the Setup Wizard instructions

  1. Here is the Setup Wizard window:
    Welcome to the Setup Wizard.
    Click Next >.
  2. Please read the license agreement, tick I Agree, and click the Next > button:
    Please read the license agreement.
  3. On this step, let's select the installation folder:
    Let's select the installation folder.
    You can either leave it as the wizard suggests, or select a new destination by clicking the Browse... button and selecting the folder of interest:
    Select a new destination.
    Click OK and hit Next >.
  4. This is the final confirmation that the Ablebits setup is ready to start:
    The setup is ready to start.
    Click Next >.
  5. In a few seconds, the installation is finished:
    The Ablebits add-in is installed.
    Click the Close button.

Make sure the setup is complete

Let's start Outlook and make sure the Ablebits add-ins have been installed. In the ribbon, you will see a new AbleBits tab and the plug-ins under this tab:
Ablebits Collection in the ribbon.

How to uninstall Add-ins Collection for Outlook

  1. Close all Microsoft Outlook windows.
  2. Go to Start and open Control Panel.
  3. Click on Programs:
    Pick Programs
  4. Pick the Uninstall a program option:
    Uninstall a program
  5. You will see a list of all installed programs. Find the plug-in you want to uninstall and double-click it.
    Click Yes in the dialog window:
    Are you sure?

Troubleshooting: No Ablebits tabs in the ribbon

Please make sure that you installed the add-in correctly.

Note. If you use an Office version installed from Microsodft Store, please load the add-in manually by following these instuctions:
How to load Add-ins Collection for Outlook in Office 365 installed from Microsoft Store

Make sure the add-in isn't disabled

  1. Go to Outlook Menu -> Tools -> Trust Center in Outlook 2007 or click File -> Options -> Add-ins in Outlook 2010-2016:
    Open Options in Outlook
  2. Choose Disabled Items from the Manage drop-down list at the bottom of the window and click Go:
    Select Disabled items
  3. If the add-in is in the list, select it and click the Enable button.
  4. Follow the instructions below.

Make sure the add-in loads correctly

  1. Go to Outlook Menu -> Tools -> Trust Center in Outlook 2007 or click File -> Options in Outlook 2010-2016.
  2. Go to the Add-ins tab.
  3. Click the Manage drop-down list, select COM Add-ins, and click Go:
    Click COM Add-ins
  4. Find the add-in in the list.
  5. If the add-in is unchecked, check it and click the OK button in the COM Add-ins dialog window.
  6. If the add-in is checked, uncheck it and click OK. Then open the dialog window again and check the add-in item. The tab should appear in the ribbon.


Peter Papadimitriou says:
April 6, 2021 at 7:50 am

Hi I have purchased and use the Outlook addin collection.
How to I switch to the Shared Template version?
With the Shared Template version, can I control which templates the team sees? So I can have private templates on my PC?



Hi Peter,

Thank you for your questions. With our new Shared Email Templates, you can create and use both your own templates or create teams and share the templates with your teammates. If you’d like to try it out, you can install the add-in from Microsoft Office Store.
BTW, we have a special offer for all our Outlook users, feel free to email us at

Jennie Harborth says:
November 15, 2019 at 9:28 am

I've just uploaded the latest version for Word, and, like the previous versions, when I run Linkchecker the formatting in my Word document becomes altered - my original document has no header space but after running Linkchecker, I find some header space has been added. Is there any way around this as I'm finding it a problem when working with multiple template-based Word documents. Thank you.

Katerina Bespalaya says:
November 15, 2019 at 3:08 pm

Hello Jennie,

I've just replied to you by email. Please check your Inbox. Thank you.


I am trying to install ablebits on excel in Office 365. It was previousdly installed on this VM machine. The machine was updated and the ablebits went away. I went to control panel to remove the program, but it was not there. I checked COM Adddins and it was there but not checked. It said it had loaded incorrectly. I removed it from the addins.

From the install package I tried 1. I tried to install the program, but it states it is already installed. 2. I tried to repair the program and it says it is not installed. 3. I tried to remove the program and it says it is not installed.

Thanks in advance


Hello George,
Thank you for contacting us.

Please try to follow the steps described here to completely uninstall our add-in from your PC:

Then run the installation anew. Hope this helps, otherwise please do not hesitate to email us to for further assistance. Thank you.


I'm trying to install this for one of my users in Excel 2016 on a windows 10 laptop. The install goes through normally and when you click on the open excel at the end of the installer it opens and you can see the ablebits tab. However when you close excel and then launch excel from the excel shortcut the ablebits tab is no longer there. I saw the same issue when this user was on a windows 7 machine with excel 2010. I can see that ablebits is installed as it is present in the appdata local folder. The add-on does not show in the com addins or disabled add-ins. If you can tell me what file in the folder to user i can manually add it. Thanks for your help


Hello Jeff,
Thank you for contacting us.

Our support team assistant has just replied to you via an email. Please check your Inbox and provide us with the requested details.

Thank you.


I am installing the Outlook BCC 'outlook-addins-collection' file in a PC (Windows 10) with latest version of Outlook (16) 32bit. and it runs and says it installed successfully. However it does not show up on the Ribbon, plus it's not the com list or disabled list. So...where did it go? why won't it show? Please advise so we can make the purchase. Thank you.


Hi Levin,
Thank you for contacting us and for your interest in our product. It looks like your Office may be installed from Microsoft Store (learn how to find it out here). Please try to load the add-in manually by following the instructions here:
Please contact us again if this doesn't help.
Thank you.


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