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List folders and subfolders with Microsoft Scripting Runtime

Microsoft Scripting Runtime is included in these products: Windows98, Windows2000, IE5, and Office2000. The macro examples below assumes that your VBA project has added a reference to the Microsoft Scripting Runtime library. You can do this from within the VBE by selecting the menu Tools, References and selecting Microsoft Scripting Runtime.

Sub TestListFolders()
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Workbooks.Add ' create a new workbook for the folder list
    ' add headers
    With Range("A1")
        .Formula = "Folder contents:"
        .Font.Bold = True
        .Font.Size = 12
    End With
    Range("A3").Formula = "Folder Path:"
    Range("B3").Formula = "Folder Name:"
    Range("C3").Formula = "Size:"
    Range("D3").Formula = "Subfolders:"
    Range("E3").Formula = "Files:"
    Range("F3").Formula = "Short Name:"
    Range("G3").Formula = "Short Path:"
    Range("A3:G3").Font.Bold = True
    ListFolders "C:\FolderName\", True
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

Sub ListFolders(SourceFolderName As String, IncludeSubfolders As Boolean)
' lists information about the folders in SourceFolder
' example: ListFolders "C:\FolderName", True
Dim FSO As Scripting.FileSystemObject
Dim SourceFolder As Scripting.Folder, SubFolder As Scripting.Folder
Dim r As Long
    Set FSO = New Scripting.FileSystemObject
    Set SourceFolder = FSO.GetFolder(SourceFolderName)
    ' display folder properties
    r = Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Row + 1
    Cells(r, 1).Formula = SourceFolder.Path
    Cells(r, 2).Formula = SourceFolder.Name
    Cells(r, 3).Formula = SourceFolder.Size
    Cells(r, 4).Formula = SourceFolder.SubFolders.Count
    Cells(r, 5).Formula = SourceFolder.Files.Count
    Cells(r, 6).Formula = SourceFolder.ShortName
    Cells(r, 7).Formula = SourceFolder.ShortPath
    If IncludeSubfolders Then
        For Each SubFolder In SourceFolder.SubFolders
            ListFolders SubFolder.Path, True
        Next SubFolder
        Set SubFolder = Nothing
    End If
    Set SourceFolder = Nothing
    Set FSO = Nothing
    ActiveWorkbook.Saved = True
End Sub


Document last updated 2005-01-28 17:39:15      Printerfriendly version

User comments:
Kevin from NYC wrote (2006-04-12 05:34:58 CET):
Finally. A short, quick, easy-to-use folder-listing routine


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