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Microsoft Office Personalised menus and toolbars file.

Microsoft Office applications use a .pip file to store personalized menu and toolbar settings.

The location in which .pip files are stored varies according to version of Windows, and should be:

  • For Windows Vista and later: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Office
  • For Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Office
  • For Windows 98 and ME: C:\Windows\Applications Data\Microsoft\Office
  • For Windows 98 wth profiles enabled, and NT: C:\Windows\Profiles\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Office

Files are named according to the Microsoft application which created them and the version of that application:

ProgramOffie XP Office 2000Office 2003Office 2007
Microsoft Access Access 10.pipAccess.pipAccess11.pip 
Microsoft Excel Excel10.pipExcel.pipExcel11.pip 
Microsoft FrontPage FP10.pipFP.pipFP11.pip 
Microsoft Outlook MSOut10.pipMSOut.pipMSOut11.pip 
Microsoft PowerPoint PowerP10.pipPowerPoi.pipPowerP11.pip 
Microsoft Publisher Publise.pipPublishe.pipPublish11.pip 
Microsoft Visual Basic Editor VB10.pipVB.pipVB11.pip 
Microsoft Word Word10.pipWord.ppWord11.pip 
Microsoft InfoPath    Infopa12.pip
Microsoft OneNote    Onenot12.pip
Microsoft Project    MSProj12.pip
Microsoft Publisher    Publis12.pip
Microsoft SharePoint Designer    Ois12.pip
Microsoft Visio    Visio12.pip

Later versions of Office might be different.

The file is a binary encoded file.

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