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How to export all macros from one workbook to another workbook?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-08-06

If you need to export multiple macro vba codes from one workbook to another, you can copy them one by one normally. But this will be time-consuming, this article, I will talk about how to quickly export all macros from one workbook to another and save the macro files to a specific folder as well.

Export all macros from one workbook to another with VBA code

Export all macros from one workbook to another with VBA code

To export all macro vba codes from one Excel file to another, please do with following steps:

1. First, you should open the two workbooks at the same time, one contains macros, the another is the one you want to export macros to, see screenshot:

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

3. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module Window.

VBA code: Export all macros from one workbook to another:

Sub ExportAndImportModule()
Dim xStrSWSName, xSreDWSName As String
Dim xSWS, xDWS As Workbook
xStrSWSName = "old-workbook"
xSreDWSName = "new-workbook"
Dim xFilePath As String
Dim xObjFD As FileDialog
Set xObjFD = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
 With xObjFD
        .AllowMultiSelect = False
        If .SelectedItems.Count > 0 Then
            xFilePath = .SelectedItems.Item(1)
            Exit Sub
        End If
End With
On Error GoTo Err1
Set xSWS = Workbooks(xStrSWSName & ".xlsm")
Set xDWS = Workbooks(xSreDWSName & ".xlsm")
Set xvbap = xSWS.VBProject
Set xVBC = xvbap.VBComponents
For Each Module In xSWS.VBProject.VBComponents
If Module.Type = vbext_ct_StdModule Then
Module.Export (xFilePath & "\" & Module.Name & ".bas")
xDWS.VBProject.VBComponents.Import (xFilePath & "\" & Module.Name & ".bas")
End If
Next Module
Exit Sub
    MsgBox "come to nothing!"
End Sub
Note: In the above code, “old-workbook” is the name of workbook which you want to export the macros from, and “new-workbook” is the workbook that you want to import the macros. You should change the names to your own. Both of the two workbooks should be xlsm file format.

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4. After pasting the above code, then press F5 key to run this code, and a Browse window is displayed, please choose a folder to put the exported macro files, see screenshot:

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5. Then click OK button, and all macros have been exported from your specified workbook to another Excel file, and the macro files have been saved into the specific folder as well. See screenshot:

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Note: This code can only export the macros from normal Module.

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I agree with Rediflow. Please provide a clue to where the code can be found to export all macros from the personal.xlsb file to a text file.
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can this be altered to just export all Moduls from the personal.XLSB? Just for regular "Backup of my Macros" - Reasons
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Hello, This did not work for me:( All my macros have names, is that the problem?Thanks for any help
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