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I'm very much in a bit of a pickle. I have updated my operating system from vista to windows 7 and a macro no longer works. The old code is

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I am playing around with the Forfiles command (being called from Excel via Shell)..

I can't for the life of me get it apply a second command (such as getting the file size of each file)..

For example:

VB:
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Dim Z
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[Code]....

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the line of the macro that calls is (c is the path for the batch file) :

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Could any of you help me with some suggestions regarding this problem.

Just to confirm, the batch file on itself works absolutely fine and it looks like it doesnt take more than 2 seconds to run it. It also does not wait for any input from the macro. it is an individual batch just included in the macro.

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***The code do compile***

The string variable is : StringAddress = "g: estsnapasnap1.jpg"

The following shell command will work

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Iíve been trying the shell command but with no success, I can get the user form to open adobe reader but whenever I try to include that file path for which to open the file I keep getting runtime errors,

Below are a couple of examples that Iíve tried (you'll prob be able to guess from the code that Iím very new to VB in excel).

For additional info the value in the textbox would be something like, "H:My DocumentsPDF Filesmyfile.pdf"

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This produces the runtime error again

Dim GetFile As String
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'Here I would like to add code that will pause the routine until the batch file 'operation is complete.

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'Here I would like to add another pause instruction until the above shell 'command is complete. Note that this shell command creates a new file in 'some directory whose name is actually string_A.prt. Could this be used to 'tell visual basic that it may recontinue executing the routine.

Next i
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david
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Sub testAfterDAKCSupload()
'
Application.DisplayAlerts = False

MsgBox "new code follows...deskcheck before putting into production"
'edit the below remaining steps to get working properly

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[Code] .....

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I've recently created a macro which takes a .csv file and scrubs the data and dresses it up for a report. I've finally got it running without any problems and have added it individually to 5 different user accounts on my network as an add-in, but need a way to share it across a computer network without allowing others to edit the file.

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Code:
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File attempting to execute:

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I can manually put all of this together and get what I want by using:

Code:
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The problem is, every time this will be used, a different path will be used, but the same batch file name will be used. So, rather than having to manually input the file path every time, is there a way to replace "C:UsersNickDesktopSubmission ToolTest Files" with the cell reference of the path listed above? I've tried different methods of this but I cannot seem to get it.

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Code:
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Code:
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