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How to check if a folder path exists in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2021-02-22

For checking if a folder path exists, you can try the method in this article.

Check if a folder path exists in Excel with User-defined function


Check if a folder path exists in Excel with VBA code

You can do as follows to check if a folder path exists.

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

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. And then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: Check if path exists

Public Function CheckDir(Directory As String) As Boolean
    On Error GoTo ErrNotExist
    Call ChDir(Directory)
    CheckDir = True
    Exit Function
ErrNotExist:
    CheckDir = False
End Function

3. Press Alt + Q keys simultaneously to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

4. Select a blank cell, enter formula =CheckDir(A2) into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key.

Note: A2 is the cell contains the folder path you will check.

If the folder path exists in your computer, you will get a TRUE result. Otherwise, it will display the FALSE result.

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Bonjour, tout marche tres bien, juste comment faire si on connait just le debut du nom du dossier et au'on veut verifier sur un dossier commencant par "...." existe, peu importe la fin. Merci !
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