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How to return filename without extension to cell in Excel?

In Excel, we can apply some ways to insert the workbook name with its extension in a specific cell, such as XLSX, XLSM. Sometimes, you may want to just insert the filename without the extension, how could you deal with this problem in Excel?

Return filename without extension to cell with formulas
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Return filename without extension to cell with formulas

The below formulas can help you to get the filename excluding the extension quickly, please do with following steps:

1. Select a blank cell to output the workbook name.

2. Enter or copy the below formula into it and press the Enter key to get the filename.



  • 1. Except the above formula, you can also use this formula:
    =TRIM(LEFT(SUBSTITUTE(MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("[",CELL("filename",A1))+1,255),".xl",REPT(" ",255)),255))
  • 2. In the above formulas, A1 is a variable, you can change it to any other cell reference.

Easily get workbook information (sheet name, file name/path, etc.) with an amazing tool

In this section, I introduce a handy tool – Insert Workbook Information utility of Kutools for Excel for you. This feature can help to insert workbook information (such as sheet name, workbook name, workbook path as you need) into a certain cell, header or footer.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Select a cell to output the workbook information, click Kutools Plus > Workbook > Insert Workbook Information. See screenshot:

2. In the Insert Workbook Information dialog box, choose one workbook information in the Information section, specify where to insert the information in the Insert at section, and then click OK.

As the below screenshot, the file name will be inserted in A2 after clicking the OK button.

  If you want to have a free trial ( 30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

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