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How to check if worksheet or workbook is protected in Excel?

If you want to check if a certain worksheet or workbook is protected or not in Excel, this article can help you.

Check if worksheet is protected with VBA code

Check if workbook is protected with VBA code


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The following VBA code can help you check which worksheet is protected or unprotected in current workbook easily. Please do as follows.

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 worksheet is protected or not

Sub GetProtectedSheets()
    Dim sh As Worksheet
    Dim xSaveSht As Worksheet
    Dim xSaveToRg As Range
    Dim xSaveToRg1 As Range
    Dim xTxt As String
    On Error Resume Next
    xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Address
    Set xSaveToRg = Application.InputBox("Please select a cell for saving the checking result:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
    If xSaveToRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    If xSaveToRg.Worksheet.ProtectContents Then
        If MsgBox("This worksheet is protected, would you like to create a new sheet to save the checking result?", vbInformation + vbYesNo, "Kutools for Excel") = vbYes Then
            Set xSaveSht = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets.Add
            Set xSaveToRg = xSaveSht.Cells(1)
        Else
            Exit Sub
        End If
    End If
    Set xSaveToRg = xSaveToRg.Cells(1)
    Set xSaveToRg1 = xSaveToRg.Offset(0, 1)
    xSaveToRg.Value = "Protected worksheet"
    xSaveToRg1.Value = "Unprotected worksheet"
    Set xSaveToRg = xSaveToRg.Offset(1)
    Set xSaveToRg1 = xSaveToRg1.Offset(1)
    For Each sh In Worksheets
        If sh.Name <> xSaveSht.Name Then
            If sh.ProtectContents Then
                xSaveToRg.Value = sh.Name
                Set xSaveToRg = xSaveToRg.Offset(1)
            Else
                xSaveToRg1.Value = sh.Name
                Set xSaveToRg1 = xSaveToRg1.Offset(1)
            End If
        End If
    Next
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code, then a Kutools for Excel dialog box pops up, please select a cell for locating the checking results, and finally click the OK button.

Notes:

1. If the cell you selected in a protected worksheet, another Kutools for Excel dialog will pop up, click the OK button, the checking result will be saved in a new created worksheet.

2. On the contrary, if the selected cell is in an unprotected worksheet, the checking result will be displayed in the selected range immediately.

You can see the checking result as below screenshot:


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Also, you can check if an active workbook is protected or not with VBA code. Please do as follows.

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 workbook is protected or not

Sub IsWorkbookProtected()
With ActiveWorkbook
  If .ProtectWindows Or .ProtectStructure Then
    MsgBox "This workbook is password protected"
  Else
    MsgBox "This workbook is not password protected"
  End If
End With
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code.

You will get one of the following dialog boxes based on your workbook.


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