vbe6ext.olb Could Not Be Loaded [3 Easy Solutions]

Fixing VBE6EXT.OLB is a bit technical job to do because the file is not same as other system files. It is basically an extension of Visual Basic and specifically returns error when there is a corruption in any office application or Visual Basic programs. The error shows to the users on the screen saying “VBE6EXT.OLB could not be loaded”. Similar OLB files are normally classified and categorized as Win32 DLL (Dynamic link library) files. The same was developed for Applications Extensibility file for VB applications.

Initial release of this OLB file was made in Windows XP in May 2001. Latest version came in 2010 in the form of Visio released in the month of April. The file is normally found in Visio premium, Office Professional Plus, and Office Project Professional 2010-2014. 

 First idea that comes in mind is that a simple office or VB repair can easily fix the issue. So, this is something you should try at a very first glance.

If you receive VBE6EXT.OLB could not be loaded error, it means your any office application or Visual Basic application is either corrupted, missing, or somehow deleted

This file VBE6EXT.OLB is normally considered a type of DLL i.e. Dynamic Link Library file. These Dynamic Link Library files similar to VBE6EXT.OLB specifically act as a “guide book”, which stores lots of information and instructions for executables i.e. Setup.exe etc. The same are developed and created so that multiple programs including Microsoft Visio Premium 201, VB, or Office etc. are able to share the same VBE6EXT.OLB file eventually saving valuable memory allocation, hence, making your system to run more efficiently.

Sadly, what makes the dynamic library files so convenient, comfortable, and efficient makes them vulnerable to problems. If something happens to a single OLB file especially the shared one, it either is missing or is corrupted in some ways generating a “runtime” error message. Runtime here is pretty self-explanatory meaning that these displayed errors are rapidly triggered when this file i.e. VBE6EXT.OLB is attempted to be loaded either when Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 is starting up, or in some cases, application is already running.

Some Possible Fixes

  • One possible fix way you can try is – locate the VBE6EXT.OLB file in Windows (the file usually exists under C:\Program Files or Program Files(x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VBA), rename it to VBE6EXT.OLB.old
  • After finishing previous step, launch Word, press “ALT+F11” where you will get a popup window asking repair the program, click yes. Restart Office after the repair is finished, then verify result again

File Overview



What are VBE6EXT.OLB Error Messages?

  • Access Violation at address – VBE6EXT.OLB
  • VBE6EXT.OLB could not be found
  • Cannot find C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft shared\VBA\VBA6\VBE6EXT.OLB
  • Cannot register VBE6EXT.OLB
  • Cannot start Microsoft Visio Premium 2010. A required component is missing: VBE6EXT.OLB. Please install Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 again
  • Failed to load VBE6EXT.OLB
  • The application has failed to start because VBE6EXT.OLB was not found
  • The file VBE6EXT.OLB is missing or corrupt
  • This application failed to start because VBE6EXT.OLB was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem
  • Your VBE6EXT.OLB file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Microsoft Visio Premium 2010), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, VBE6EXT.OLB file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Microsoft Visio Premium 2010, system crash while loading VBE6EXT.OLB, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or quite commonly, a malware infection. Thus, it’s critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly

How to Fix VBE6EXT.OLB Errors in 3 Steps (In Short Span of Time)

If you’re encountering one of the error messages mentioned above in previous step, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your VBE6EXT.OLB issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, “snapshot”, or backup image before error occurred

  1. To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):
  2. Hit the Windows Start button
  3. When you see the search box, type “System Restore” and press “ENTER”.
  4. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  5. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  6. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  7. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the VBE6EXT.OLB error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.


Step 2: If recently installed Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 software

  1. You can uninstall Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):
  2. Hit the Windows Start button
  3. In the search box, type “Uninstall” and press “ENTER”.
  4. In the search results, find and click “Add or Remove Programs”
  5. Find the entry for Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 1 and click “Uninstall”
  6. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.
  7. After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below

Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

  1. When the first two steps haven’t solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many VBE6EXT.OLB error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:
  2. Hit the Windows Start button
  3. In the search box, type “Update” and press “ENTER”.
  4. In the Windows Update dialog box, click “Check for Updates” (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  5. If updates are available for download, click “Install Updates”.
  6. After the update is completed, restart your PC.
  7. If Windows Update failed to resolve the VBE6EXT.OLB error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your VBE6EXT.OLB File (Caution: Advanced)

  1. If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate VBE6EXT.OLB file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free VBE6EXT.OLB files for every applicable version of Microsoft Visio Premium 2010. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:
  2. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below “Download VBE6EXT.OLB Files”.
  3. Click the appropriate “Download Now” button and download your Windows file version.
  4. Copy this file to the appropriate Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 folder location:

Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft shared\VBA\VBA6\
Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft shared\VBA\VBA6\
Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft shared\VBA\VBA6\
Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft shared\VBA\VBA6\
Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft shared\VBA\VBA6\

Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you’re still encountering the error, you’re only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.Not only Win 10, this may apply on any OS, therefore, please be careful and try solving issues by using methods giving by us. This should be the last option you should keep and it needs Windows OS CD/USB to boot perfectly the Setup 

EXPERT TIP: Please keep in mind that re-installing entire OS can be overwhelming and time-taking. It is not at all recommended. You should look for some advanced options for better solving issues. For avoiding data loss, you need to make sure if you have all backup of images, documents, software applications, programs, and personal information before re-installing windows. If you are not backing up data, you should do else you will lose everything


We have discussed possible fixes for the missing file related to VB or office applications but for sure, these are not limited. You can try as many ways as you can but better to avoid clean windows inslattion mentioned in last fix. By mistake, if you forget taking backup of your data in last step, you can try the same using numerous available applications online to ensue safety.

This OLB missing error can be solved also by re-installing or re-configuring VB or office applicaiotns because sometimres there maybe file indexing isues in them and repairing or reonistlaling them may solve issues too. You need to check yourself either online or offline to solve gthe issue. It would be best if you can consult any software professional for solving the same issue for better guidance and support. Last but not the least; issue is a software issue and hardware possibility is not at all possible, hence, you can try fixing software problems first. This will save your time and money as well.