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I have a VBA find and replace question

I have a spreadsheet with cognitive tests (approx 300) that have been given names like


What I need is a VBA macro that replaces the _e only at the end of the string to _ss for those strings that begins with w3_, w4_ and DKEFS_ (e.g. from w3_th_e to w3_th_ss)

Likewise I want to replace only the _e at the end of the string on all other names (e.g. pegboard_eh_e) with _t (e.g. from pegboard_eh_e to pegboard_eh_t) Is this possible?

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