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.

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Dinesh Kumar Takyar

Welcome to! My aim is to help you learn MS Excel including VBA. I always felt that a good way to learn something was to find solutions to problems in that domain. That is why I share these Excel videos with you. Mostly these are questions asked during my corporate training sessions. I've been training individuals and companies in computers since 1991. I did my B. Sc. (Vordiplom), M. Sc. (Diplom) and Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) from Hamburg, Germany. The best thing about solving some of my visitor's questions is that I also gain new insights. For more Excel VBA solutions you may like to visit my YouTube channel: For a structured Excel VBA training course online you can visit:

2 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.

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