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How to quickly count the number of hidden worksheets in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-10-29

If you have a large workbook with hundreds of worksheets, and some of worksheets are hidden. To meet some special needs, you want to know the number of hidden worksheets in the workbook, how can you do instead of counting them one by one? Now I will introduce two tricks can quickly count the hidden worksheets at once.

Count hidden sheets with VBA

Count hidden/visible sheets with Kutools for Excel

Delete hidden sheets or unhide all hidden sheets with Kutools for Excel

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I introduce a VBA code which can pop out a dialog to tell you the number of hidden worksheets in a workbook.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to enable the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste below code to the new Module window.

VBA: Count hidden sheets.

Sub vhCount()
Dim xWs As Worksheet
Dim xCount As Integer
For Each xWs In Application.ActiveWorkbook.Sheets
    If xWs.Visible Then xCount = xCount + 1
MsgBox "Visible : " & xCount & vbCrLf & _
    "Hidden : " & ActiveWorkbook.Sheets.Count - xCount
End Sub

3. Press F5 key to run the code, and a dialog pops out to tell you the number of hidden worksheets and the number of visible worksheets.

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arrow blue right bubble Count hidden/visible sheets with Kutools for Excel

If you are not familiar with VBA, you can free install Kutools for Excel to count number of sheets, hidden sheets, and visible sheets at a glance.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Click Kutools > Navigation to display the pane. See screenshot:

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2. Then click Workbook & Sheet button to list the books and worksheets, and go to the bottom of the pane, you can find the number of total sheets, hidden sheets and visible sheets.

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Tip: If you do not need Navigation pane anymore, click Kutools > Navigation again to hide it.

arrow blue right bubble Delete hidden sheets or unhiden all hidden sheets with Kutools for Excel

With Kutools for Excel, you also can remove all hidden sheets at one click.

1. If you want to unhide all hidden sheets, just click Kutools > Show & Hide > Unhide All Hidden Sheets.

doc count hidden sheet 2

2. If you want to delete all hidden sheets, just click Enterprise > Worksheet > Delete All Hidden Sheets. See screenshot:

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