Application.FileSearch Is Gone In Excel 2007 -- Alternatives

Jun 24, 2007

For those who use Application.FileSearch in Excel and Access, it's a huge pain that the object has been hidden in Office 2007.

I spent some time looking around for alternatives and have found two so far.

1. A FileSearch class that you can add to your project. Instead of using Application.FileSearch, you reference FileSearch instead

2. You can also use VBScript.

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Jun 26, 2007

The Application.FileSearch method is not available in excel 2007, is there a similar functionality I can use?

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I have a piece of code that was written by someone else (namely Phil_V, from these very forums) that only works in versions of Excel before 2007. I was just hoping that someone could update the code for me?

I know it's a lot to ask, but I simply don't have the expertise to do it myself I really appreciate any help received.

The code that needs updating is as follows:

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Dec 20, 2009

I wrote a macro to list all the excel files from a directory and its sub-directories to an excel sheet. It is working in excel 2003 but shows error (object does not support this action) in 2007. Actually I have copied almost this entire macro from excel 2007 help only. Can somebody modify this to use in both the versions of excel?

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Feb 5, 2010


Just been upgraded to 2007 and computer says no......

Iv only been VBA'ing for around 6 months and really am still very new to it.....

The bit that goes wrong is:

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I am trying to search a folder that is selected by the user for all .jpg files, and then place all those pictures onto a certain spreadsheet within the excel file. It also formats the pictures. Following is the
Private Sub BatchProcessThumb2x3()
Msg = "Select a file containing the photos you want to insert."
Directory = GetDirectory(Msg)
If Directory = "" Then Exit Sub
If Right(Directory, 1) "" Then Directory = Directory & ""

On Error Resume Next
With Application.FileSearch
.LookIn = Directory
.Filename = "*.jpg"
.SearchSubFolders = False

' Select begining range
Worksheets("Thumbnail (2x3)").Select
' Loop through all files and process them

For i = 1 To .FoundFiles.Count..............

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Sep 24, 2007

I have a macro running in Excel 2003 that uses application.filesearch. I discovered through another post that this is not included in Excel 2007. A replacement was suggested and I cannot get it to work. Can someone show me how to replace application.filesearch in my macro with the replacement code? I'm a real novice and can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Or if you have a better solution I'm open for that as well.

Here's the original that works in 2003, the suggested replacement code will follow.

Sub GoGetData()
Dim lCount As Long
Dim wbResults As Workbook
Dim wbCodeBook As Workbook

Application. ScreenUpdating = False
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
Application.EnableEvents = False

On Error Resume Next

Set wbCodeBook = ThisWorkbook

With Application.FileSearch
'Change path to suit
.LookIn = "C:Temp1"

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In the following thread, richphillips wonders about Application.Filesearch
Application.filesearch In Office 2007

Is there a replacement for this? I have several macros that use Application.Filesearch and I would like it to work not only with Excel 2003 but also with Excel 2007. This is the function

Function CreateFileList(FileFilter As String, _
IncludeSubFolder As Boolean) As Variant
' returns the full filename for files matching
' the filter criteria in the current folder
Dim FileList() As String, FileCount As Long
CreateFileList = ""
Erase FileList
If FileFilter = "" Then FileFilter = "*.*" ' all files
Debug.Print CurDir
strFolder = BrowseForFolderShell(, , , 0)
If strFolder = "" Then
MsgBox "You Cancelled"
Exit Function
End If............

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Feb 11, 2008

Found code to find files and return results.. edited to my liking(barely.. i have no VBA knowledge).. it works on the PC I use. This is intended to be on a shared folder across a network for others to use, and it is not returning any results on the other PCs. This computer has Office 2003.. the rest have 2000. I can NOT figure out the problem. I have read in searches that Application.Filesearch is not reliable, but I do not know how to change it to any other type of coding
Attachment 26214

Option Explicit

Sub SrchForMSDS()
Dim i As Long, z As Long, Rw As Long
Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim y As Variant
Dim Fil As String, FPath As String
y = Application.InputBox("Search for file(s) named:", "MSDS Search")
If y = False And Not TypeName(y) = "String" Then Exit Sub
Application. ScreenUpdating = False
With Application.FileSearch
.LookIn = "\My-SbscompanyMSDS Database"
' \#.#.#.#companyMSDS Databse or My-Sbs
.SearchSubFolders = True
.Filename = y................

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Nov 3, 2009

This relates to Excel for Mac 2004

I'm trying to use Application.FileSearch in a procedure to open files in a folder one by one and then do some stuff. It works fine when I developed it on my Windows machine but won't work on the Mac platform. The culprit instruction seems to be the

Application.FileSearch instruction, and I've also tried what I think may be a Mac equivalent Application.FileFind, but I get the 'Object doesn't support this action' error.

So I wrote a simple procedure below just to test the .FileSearch instruction but this fails in the same way.

Any ideas anyone? I've commented out lines which relate to Windows syntax.

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Jun 27, 2007

I have created a macro that must extract data from other workbook. It opens the workbook, with an exist, and isopened control, and then open it. Itīs running well, but i found while making another macro, that if the file direction is "", then i cant run the exist control. Next you have the code im using. In the first version, i had .LookIn = ThisWorkbook.Path. Now Iīve tried:

1. Dont put .LookIn, and fName is ""
2. .LookIn = ""
.FileName = "Challange%20Cost%20Proposal%20Sheet.xls"

Both are failing, it says, the file doesnt exist. If i try directly WorkBooks.Open "", it opens correctly, but i would have a control, because the original file name could change, and the macro would crash if does.

Function OpenWorkBook(fName) As Integer
If Exists(fName) Then
If (IsOpen(fName) = False) Then
Workbooks.Open (fName)
OpenWorkBook = True
MsgBox "The WorkBook " & originWorkBookName & " is already open."
OpenWorkBook = -1
End If

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Mar 3, 2007

The following code works fine in Excel 2003 but returns the following error in Excel 2007:

Run time error '445'
Object does not support this action

Sub List_Files()

Dim lCount As Long
Dim wbResults As Workbook
Dim wbCodeBook As Workbook

Set wbCodeBook = ThisWorkbook

With Application.FileSearch
.LookIn = "C:DepartmentsInventory"............

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It seems to me that Application.FileSearch is not working with XP SP3.

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I've been trying to get this to function correctly. The following code does pull out a list of all filepaths, but what I want to to is access the properties of the file.

Basically I select a customer from a combo box, and from this the code does a vlookup to determine what folder the reports are stored in. The list is then entered onto the worksheet 'FilesInReportFolder'. There is some commented out code as I've ben trying to come up with a simple way to remove the 'xls' from the end of the string, but din't worry about that.

I've found a website that suggests adding .name to the lineto get the name instead of the path, but what I really want is be able to pull out other details about the file.

Here's my

Private Sub ComboBox1_Change()

Combobox1value = ComboBox1.Value

Dim rng As Range
Dim RowNo As Integer
Dim NoOfFiles As Integer
Dim foundfilepath As Integer
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Feb 11, 2009

I have been trying to process Excel files in a directory with the following

Sub FindExcelFiles()
Dim foldername As String
Dim FSO As Object
Dim fldr As Object
Dim file As Object
Dim cnt As Long
foldername = "c:usersseagreendesktopTuesdayFeb102009week ending feb 7 2009 esting2"
Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FilesystemObject")
Set fldr = FSO.GetFolder(foldername)
For Each file In fldr.Files
If file.Type Like "*Microsoft Office Excel*" Then
cnt = cnt + 1
End If
Application.StatusBar = "Now working on " & ActiveWorkbook.FullName
DoSomething ActiveWorkbook
Next file
Set file = Nothing
Set fldr = Nothing
Set FSO = Nothing
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Sub DoSomething(inBook As Workbook) 'Massage each workbook
'Debug.Print "Hello"
Debug.Print ActiveWorkbook.FullName
End Sub
I am using Excel 2007. I found out I cannot use Application.Filesearch as Microsoft has dropped this method for 2007. My problem now is that I just see "Now working on c:usersseagreendesktopTuesdayFeb102009week ending feb 7 2009 esting2file1.xls written six times in the immediate window.

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Apr 4, 2007

I am trying to determine in code whether a file exists in a certain location. This seems to be very slow even in a folder which contains just one file. Is there any way to speed up this process? Three seconds seems like a long time especially given that I will have to loop through this Sub many times. The files I am looking for are CSV so I can't use msoFileTypeExcelWorkbooks unless I can modify what file extensions this looks for. I only started dabbling with VBA a few weeks ago so it is entirely possible I'm barking up the wrong tree and should be using another method to acheive my aims.

With Application.FileSearch
.LookIn = "C:TEMP"
.SearchSubFolders = False
.MatchTextExactly = True
.FileType = msoFileTypeAllFiles

If .Execute > 0 Then
Call DoStuff()
End If

End With
End Sub...........................

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When I noticed that FileSearch was missing after I updated to Office 2007, I decided to recreate the class and save it as a file to import anytime I needed to use it. I tried to use as little code as possible, so if there is some property you would need to add then you may have to add it yourself, but this will at least give you most of the funcitonality of the original Class without having to update your existing code too much.

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Dim pLookIn As String
Dim pSearchSubFolders As Boolean
Dim pFileName As String
Public FoundFiles As New Collection

Public Property Get LookIn() As String
LookIn = pLookIn
End Property
Public Property Let LookIn(value As String)
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Before upgrade to Microsoft 2007 this code worked well (for 3 years). I marked it well with big space & comment where it gets hung up. The line says: With Application.Filesearch. All is well up to that point. I have another program that seems to have a problem when it comes to "With Application" as well. It must have to do with the upgrade, because my programs have been used daily, and it was right after the upgrade that it got buggy. All of the users were upgraded to Microsoft 2007 at the same time.

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Dim MyCandidate
Sheets("PI Tracking").Activate
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Sheets("PI Tracking").Range("J5:Z100").Select
Selection.ClearContents 'Clears info pulled from records
Sheets("PI Tracking").Range("5:100").Font.ColorIndex = 0 'Colors all rows black
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'Application.Calculation = xlAutomatic
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If Cell.Value <> "" Then 'Checks to see if Application date us there
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Dim wb As Workbook
Dim newWB As Workbook
Dim i As Long

On Error Resume Next

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RenameWS wb
Set newWB = ActiveWorkbook
wb.Close SaveChanges:=False
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I have a macro that searches through a certain location for Excel files. The program and files were made in Office 2003. When another user runs the macro in Office 2007, the files are not recognized or the macro does not search, I'm not sure. Either way, the files are never located in their folder location. Any thoughts or ways around this?? The top part of the code is posted below,

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I was using the following macro on Excel 2000, 2002 & 2003 for many years without a fuss. Recently, I upgraded to Excel 2007. When I run the macro now, I get the following error message:- Run-time error 445 Object doesn't support this action.

Sub test()
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.TextOrProperty = "BANK"
.MatchAllWordForms = True
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