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 How to check if a file exists in a specific folder?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-11-19

Supposing, you have a folder which contains multiple files, and now, you want to identify if a specific file exists in this folder from Excel. This article, I will introduce a quick method for you to check if a file exists in a specific folder in details through Excel.

Check if a file exists in a specific folder with VBA code


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To check if a file exists in a specific folder or not in Excel worksheet, you can apply the following VBA code, please do as this:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Check if a file exists in a specific folder:

Sub Test_File_Exist_With_Dir()
'Updateby Extendoffice
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Dim FilePath As String
    FilePath = ""
    On Error Resume Next
    FilePath = Dir("C:\Users\DT168\Desktop\Test folder\Book2.xlsx")
    On Error GoTo 0
    If FilePath = "" Then
        MsgBox "File doesn't exist", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
    Else
        MsgBox "File exist", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel"
    End If
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
End Sub

Note: In the above code, you should change the file path and name C:\Users\DT168\Desktop\Test folder\Book2.xlsx" to your need.

3. After pasting the code, please press F5 key to run this code:

(1.) If the file exists, you will get the following screenshot:

doc if file exist 1

(2.) If the file does not exist, you will get the following warning:

doc if file exist 2

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como puedo hacer esto mismo pero que lo busque en la nube
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como puedo hacer esto mismo pero que lo busque en la nube
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Shouldn't line 14 be Application.ScreenUpdating = True ?
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Na verdade nem faz diferença, vc pode desabilitar o screenupdate no inicio do código e nem mencionar novamente no final que dá certo do mesmo jeito e não faz diferença nenhuma no projeto
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Yes, it should
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