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How to delete all sheets except specified/current one in Excel?

For deleting all sheets in an Excel workbook except specified one or current active sheet, you can deal with this as below methods shown.

Delete all sheets except specified one with VBA code

One click to delete all sheets except current active one with Kutools for Excel


Quickly delete all worksheets except active one in current workbook:

The Delete All Inactive Sheets utility of Kutools for Excel helps you easily delete all worksheet in current workbook except the active one. See screenshot:

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Delete all sheets except specified one with VBA code


With below VBA code, you can delete all sheet in a workbook except specific one in Excel.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic Application window.

2. Click Insert > Module, then copy and paste below VBA code into the Module window.

VBA code: Delete all sheets except specified ones

Sub DeleteSheets1()
	Dim xWs As Worksheet
	Application.ScreenUpdating = False
	Application.DisplayAlerts  = False
	For Each xWs In Application.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
		If xWs.Name <> "Sheet1" And xWs.Name <> "Sheet2" Then
			xWs.Delete
		End If
	Next
	Application.DisplayAlerts = True
	Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

Notes:

1. “Sheet1” and “Sheet2” are sheets you want to keep in current workbook. You can change them based on your needs.

2. If you want to delete all but keep more sheets, please add code And xWs.Name <> "your sheet name" before the Then word in the sixth line of the code. Such as:

If xWs.Name <> "Sheet1" And xWs.Name <> "Sheet2" And xWs.Name <> "your sheet name" Then

3. If you just want to keep one sheet and delete all from the workbook, please remove all And condition in the code. For example, for keeping sheet1 in current workbook, you need to change the sixth line code to: If xWs.Name <> "Sheet1" Then


Delete all sheets except current active one with Kutools for Excel (One click only)

You can easily remove all sheets except current active sheet with just one click by Delete All Inactive Sheets utility of Kutools for Excel.

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1. Click Enterprise > Worksheet > Delete All Inactive Sheets. See screenshot:

3. Then a dialog box pops up, if you determine to delete all sheets except active one, click the OK button, otherwise, click the Cancel button.

Then all sheets are deleted except the current active one in your workbook.

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