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04-08-2010, 03:12 AM
I have the following code which lists the attributes of the files held in a certain folder:-

Sub TestListFilesInFolder()
Workbooks.Add ' create a new workbook for the file list
' add headers
With Range("A1")
.Formula = "Folder contents:"
.Font.Bold = True
.Font.Size = 12
End With
Range("A3").Formula = "File Name:"
Range("B3").Formula = "File Size:"
Range("C3").Formula = "File Type:"
Range("D3").Formula = "Date Created:"
Range("E3").Formula = "Date Last Accessed:"
Range("F3").Formula = "Date Last Modified:"
Range("A3:F3").Font.Bold = True
ListFilesInFolder "'folder name here'", True 'Change this to your directory ' list all files included subfolders
End Sub

Sub ListFilesInFolder(SourceFolderName As String, IncludeSubfolders As Boolean)
' lists information about the files in SourceFolder
' example: ListFilesInFolder "C:\FolderName", True
Dim FSO As Scripting.FileSystemObject
Dim SourceFolder As Scripting.Folder, SubFolder As Scripting.Folder
Dim FileItem As Scripting.File
Dim r As Long
Set FSO = New Scripting.FileSystemObject
Set SourceFolder = FSO.GetFolder(SourceFolderName)
r = Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Row + 1
For Each FileItem In SourceFolder.Files
' display file properties
Cells(r, 1).Formula = FileItem.Path
Cells(r, 2).Formula = FileItem.Size
Cells(r, 3).Formula = FileItem.Type
Cells(r, 4).Formula = FileItem.DateCreated
Cells(r, 5).Formula = FileItem.DateLastAccessed
Cells(r, 6).Formula = FileItem.DateLastModified

' use file methods (not proper in this example)
' FileItem.Copy "C:\FolderName\Filename.txt", True
' FileItem.Move "C:\FolderName\Filename.txt"
' FileItem.Delete True
r = r + 1 ' next row number
Next FileItem
If IncludeSubfolders Then
For Each SubFolder In SourceFolder.SubFolders
ListFilesInFolder SubFolder.Path, True
Next SubFolder
End If
Set FileItem = Nothing
Set SourceFolder = Nothing
Set FSO = Nothing
ActiveWorkbook.Saved = True
End Sub

This works great, however, I would need to change the folder path every time for each folder.

Is there a way of inserting some code to prompt the user to confirm the folder path?


Bob Phillips
04-08-2010, 04:01 AM
Look at GetOpenFilename in VBA help.

04-08-2010, 05:29 AM
Hi Kelly,
When you post code, please format it using the green VBA button