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Nov 6, 2008

I am trying to make a macro that copies a file per row to a folder specified by a cell in the row (and then calls a command line tool on it). I am using FileCopy to copy the file, but it is extremely slow even for only 6 rows (I need it to work with hundreds).

I think the problem is that the folders are network folders. Is there maybe another copy file function in VBA that does not block while the operation completes? I could go through all my rows and just copy the files, then go through again and run the command line tool. By the time it reaches the end of the sheet, the first file would be done copying.

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I'm sure I have seen a workaround/alternative (to FileCopy) technique for copying files that another user may have open at some stage in the past but when I google all I can find is examples of code looping until the file is closed & then performing "FileCopy source, destination".

Are there any alternative techniques that will allow a copy to be taken of a file on a shared drive that another user may have open without having to have my code "pre-open & savecopy as"?

The reason I'd like to do this is to allow for (5) network files to be copied to a local (c drive before performing various filtering/extraction actions on each file. The consolidation/summarising code I currently have runs in about 3 minutes* when tested on my C drive but "Network speed" (?) has caused it to take 30-40 minutes + when using the live network files.

The files are weekly Production schedules that are created/controlled by Site Planners & may still be open by a number of users for review when I wish to complete the consolidation (after Planners let me know that they are saved/set for the week).

*All possible "Application.xyz = false" precautions have been taken to assist with code speed & reset.

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Here is how the tabs breakdown:

NOTESJust text no formulas

DATA20,000 Rows
1 formula of conditional formatting (Covers entire 20,000 rows and all columns except A)
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REPORT2 pivot tables linking to DATA

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