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How to quickly open all Excel files from a folder?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-07-08

In this article, I introduce the macro to open all workbooks from a specific folder.

Open all workbooks in a folder with VBA

List all file names of one specific folder with Kutools for Excel good idea3

Open all workbooks in a folder with VBA

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

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

VBA: Open all Excel files in a folder

Sub OpenFiles()
    Dim xStrPath As String
    Dim xFileDialog As FileDialog
    Dim xFile As String
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xFileDialog = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
    xFileDialog.AllowMultiSelect = False
    xFileDialog.Title = "Select a folder [Kutools for Excel]"
    If xFileDialog.Show = -1 Then
        xStrPath = xFileDialog.SelectedItems(1)
    End If
    If xStrPath = "" Then Exit Sub
    xFile = Dir(xStrPath & "\*.xlsx")
    Do While xFile <> ""
        Workbooks.Open xStrPath & "\" & xFile
        xFile = Dir
End Sub

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3. Press F5 key, a dialog pops out for selecting a folder you want to open all workbooks within it. See screenshot:
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4. Click OK, and all workbooks in the specific folder have been opened.

List all file names of one specific folder with Kutools for Excel

Except to open files in a folder, have you ever tried to list all file names of one specific folder? With Kutools for Excel’s Filename List utility, you can quickly list all types or one specific type of files in one folder.

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 Plus > Import & Export > Filename List. See screenshot:
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2. In the Filename List dialog, select a folder you want to list files from, specify the file type you want to list, and then specify the unit of the file size as you need. If you want, you can create hyperlinks to the files names which will list. See screenshot:
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3. Click Ok, and all files in the specific folder have been listed in a new sheet of the active workbook. See screenshot:
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