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Loop Through a Folder of Excel Workbooks

 

Excel VBA: Loop Through a Folder of Excel Workbooks With the FileSearch Method

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See Also: Excel 2007 Alternative To File Search | Loop Through Worksheets | Create a Hyperlinked List of Excel Workbook

Loop Through a Folder of Excel Workbooks

With the use of Excel VBA Macro code we can loop through a Folder on ones Hard-drive and work on all Excel Workbooks within it. The code below can be used on Excel 97 - Excel 2003 (For Excel 2007, see  Excel 2007 Alternative To File Search). The only changes needed are to the file paths used. The part of the code that reads: .Filename = "Book*.xls" has been commented out but can be uncommented if you wish to restrict the list to that of specific Excel Workbook name. Note also the code 'as is' restricts the list to only Excel Workbooks. However, this can be any of the File types listed below;

Sub RunCodeOnAllXLSFiles()
Dim lCount As Long
Dim wbResults As Workbook
Dim wbCodeBook As Workbook


Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
Application.EnableEvents = False

On Error Resume Next
    Set wbCodeBook = ThisWorkbook
        With Application.FileSearch
            .NewSearch
            'Change path to suit
            .LookIn = "C:\MyDocuments\TestResults"
            .FileType = msoFileTypeExcelWorkbooks
            'Optional filter with wildcard
            '.Filename = "Book*.xls"
                If .Execute > 0 Then 'Workbooks in folder
                    For lCount = 1 To .FoundFiles.Count 'Loop through all
                        'Open Workbook x and Set a Workbook variable to it
                        Set wbResults = Workbooks.Open(Filename:=.FoundFiles(lCount), UpdateLinks:=0)
                        
                        'DO YOUR CODE HERE

                        wbResults.Close SaveChanges:=False
                    Next lCount
                End If
        End With
On Error GoTo 0
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
Application.DisplayAlerts = True
Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub

MsoFileType can be one of these MsoFileType constants

msoFileTypeAllFiles
msoFileTypeBinders
msoFileTypeCalendarItem
msoFileTypeContactItem
msoFileTypeCustom
msoFileTypeDatabases
msoFileTypeDataConnectionFiles
msoFileTypeDesignerFiles
msoFileTypeDocumentImagingFiles
msoFileTypeExcelWorkbooks
msoFileTypeJournalItem
msoFileTypeMailItem
msoFileTypeNoteItem
msoFileTypeOfficeFiles
msoFileTypeOutlookItems
msoFileTypePhotoDrawFiles
msoFileTypePowerPointPresentations
msoFileTypeProjectFiles
msoFileTypePublisherFiles
msoFileTypeTaskItem
msoFileTypeTemplates
msoFileTypeVisioFiles
msoFileTypeWebPages
msoFileTypeWordDocumentsSee Also: Create a Hyperlinked List of Excel Workbook

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