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Thread: Rename File Folders

  1. #1
    VBAX Regular
    May 2012

    Rename File Folders

    Firstly thank you for taking the time to read. Using the following formula folders were automatically created in windows explorer:

    Sub MakeFolders()
    Dim Rng As Range
    Dim maxRows, maxCols, r, c As Integer
    Set Rng = Selection
    maxRows = Rng.Rows.Count
    maxCols = Rng.Columns.Count
    For c = 1 To maxCols
    r = 1
    Do While r <= maxRows
    If Len(Dir(ActiveWorkbook.Path & "\" & Rng(r, c), vbDirectory)) = 0 Then
    MkDir (ActiveWorkbook.Path & "\" & Rng(r, c))
    On Error Resume Next
    End If
    r = r + 1
    Next c
    End Sub
    Unfortunately when this was first run it created the folders with employee surname first then employee number e.g. SMITH 01234567. There are numerous files in each folder of which there are over 500 folders. Is there an easy way to rename these folders so the employee number comes first e.g. 01234567 SMITH?

  2. #2
    VP-Knowledge Base
    VBAX Grand Master mdmackillop's Avatar
    May 2004
    This should work. Check the output in the debug first, before uncommenting Name line
    Sub Test()
        pth = "F:\"    'Change to suit
        Dim fso, f
        Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
        Set fld = fso.GetFolder(pth)
        For Each f In fld.subfolders
            x = Split(f.Name)
            If UBound(x) = 1 Then
                If IsNumeric(x(1)) Then
                    OldFolderName = pth & f.Name
                    NewFolderName = pth & x(1) & " " & x(0)
                    Debug.Print NewFolderName
                    'Name OldFolderName As NewFolderName
                End If
            End If
    End Sub
    MVP (Excel 2008-2010)

    Post a workbook with sample data and layout if you want a quicker solution.

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