This article contains a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro that you can use to create a list of all files in a specified folder. The macro returns the following information to a new Word document:
- The folder name for the listed files
- The file names of the files found
- The file sizes of the files found
- The dates and times of the files found
- The total number of files listed
The macro creates a list of files similar to the following example:
File Listing of the C:\MY DOCUMENTS folder!
File Name File Size File Date/Time
Background.doc 1461 2/24/99 2:16:52 PM
Backup of Background.wbk 1461 2/24/99 2:14:10 PM
Book1.xls 15360 6/15/99 3:07:42 PM
Book2.xls 13824 11/12/98 4:28:50 PM
Book3.xls 13824 11/24/98 9:38:32 AM
Total files in folder = 5 files.
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The following sample macro lists or prints the file name, the file size, and the date and time of all files found in the specified folder:
' Example Macro to list the files contained in a folder.
Dim x As String, MyName As String
Dim i As Integer
Dim Response As Integer, TotalFiles As Integer
On Error Resume Next
' Prompt the user for the folder to list.
x = InputBox(Prompt:="What folder do you want to list?" & vbCr & vbCr _
& "For example: C:\My Documents", _
If x = "" Or x = " " Then
If MsgBox("Either you did not type a folder name correctly" _
& vbCr & "or you clicked Cancel. Do you want to quit?" _
& vbCr & vbCr & _
"If you want to type a folder name, click No." & vbCr & _
"If you want to quit, click Yes.", vbYesNo) = vbYes Then
' Test if folder exists.
If Dir(x, vbDirectory) = "" Then
MsgBox "The folder does not exist. Please try again."
' Search the specified folder for files
' and type the listing in the document.
.FileType = msoFileTypeOfficeFiles
' Change the .FileType to the type of files you are looking for;
' for example, the following line finds all files:
' .FileType = msoFileTypeAllFiles
.LookIn = x
TotalFiles = .FoundFiles.Count
If TotalFiles = 0 Then
MsgBox ("There are no files in the folder!" & _
"Please type another folder to list.")
' Create a new document for the file listing.
ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.View = wdPrintView
' Set tabs.
' Type the file list headings.
Selection.TypeText "File Listing of the "
.AllCaps = True
.Bold = True
.AllCaps = False
.Bold = False
Selection.TypeText " folder!" & vbLf
Selection.Font.Underline = wdUnderlineSingle
Selection.TypeText vbLf & "File Name" & vbTab & "File Size" _
& vbTab & "File Date/Time" & vbLf & vbLf
Selection.Font.Underline = wdUnderlineNone
For i = 1 To TotalFiles
MyName = .FoundFiles(i)
Selection.TypeText MyName & vbTab & FileLen(MyName) _
& vbTab & FileDateTime(MyName) & vbLf
' Type the total number of files found.
Selection.TypeText vbLf & "Total files in folder = " & TotalFiles & _
If MsgBox("Do you want to print this folder list?", vbYesNo)=vbYes Then
If MsgBox("Do you want to list another folder?", vbYesNo)=vbYes Then
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Article ID: 306248 - Last Review: October 11, 2006 - Revision: 3.3
- Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
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