December 8, 2017

How to Open Folder in Excel Using VBA

How to open a folder in Excel automatically using VBA. We have earlier learnt how to loop through files in folders and sub-folders and perform specific actions. Sometimes we may need to open a folder and select a file for attaching to an email that we send automatically using VBA. Watch the video to learn how to open a folder on a hard-disk:

You can watch this video on YouTube.

Here’s the VBA code to open a folder automatically:

Sub openFolder()
Shell “Explorer.exe C:\exceltrainingvideos\”, vbNormalFocus
Dim strFolder As String
strFolder = “C:\exceltrainingvideos\”
ActiveWorkbook.FollowHyperlink Address:=strFolder, NewWindow:=True
End Sub

You can use the ‘shell’ command or ‘followhyperlink’ to open a folder quickly and easily with VBA.

4 thoughts on “How to Open Folder in Excel Using VBA

  1. Thank you
    Sir, I have small query related to Excel , since I am working in construction company

    can I send you excel file to you,

  2. I had used the above routine in Macro “Loop Through Directory”. The MACRO is now working smoothly.

    Sir, Thank you very much.

  3. I enjoy all your videos. I like to know if it is possible to save a file to a folder by the date created and it only requires a command button or macros so it is easy on the end-user. Just tap on the button and it is done.

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