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VBA Word Macro: skip write- and/or password-protected files

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Hi there

The following Word VBA Macro Code changes the AttachedTemplate Path of all Documents in a specified folder and its subfolders to the NormalTemplate (got the code from another EE article). Everything works fine unless a write- and/or password-protected doc comes up. Is there a possibility to skip such documents so the process does not wait at these files and expecting an action? Also when another user has opened the document, this one should be skipped.

Optional: The macro should only change documents that have a specific path pattern in the Attached Template Path (e.g. "\\servername\..."). These documents and its paths should be logged in a file (txt, log, doc, ...).

Thanks for assistance!
Chris
Sub CallChangeTemplates()
 
  ChangeTemplates "c:\temp\docs", "*.doc*"
End Sub
 
Sub ChangeTemplates(strFolder As String, strFilePattern As String)
    Dim strFileName As String
    Dim strFolders() As String
    Dim iFolderCount As Integer
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim Doc As Document
    'collect child folders
    strFileName = Dir$(strFolder & "\", vbDirectory)
    Do Until strFileName = ""
        If (GetAttr(strFolder & "\" & strFileName) And vbDirectory) = vbDirectory Then
            If Left$(strFileName, 1) <> "." Then
                ReDim Preserve strFolders(iFolderCount)
                strFolders(iFolderCount) = strFolder & "\" & strFileName
                iFolderCount = iFolderCount + 1
            End If
        End If
        strFileName = Dir$()
    Loop
   
    'process files in current folder
    strFileName = Dir$(strFolder & "\" & strFilePattern)
    Do Until strFileName = ""
            DoEvents
            Set Doc = Documents.Open(strFolder & "\" & strFileName)
                Doc.AttachedTemplate = NormalTemplate
                Doc.Close wdSaveChanges
        strFileName = Dir$()
    Loop
   
    'look through child folders
    For i = 0 To iFolderCount - 1
        ChangeTemplates strFolders(i), strFilePattern
    Next i
End Sub

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by:Jeews
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put a "on error resume next" statement in the line 29 and you can write the name of the file which failed to open to a log and refer later.
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With the "on error resume next" option the macro continues processing the files after confirming an action for the specific file with password protect or file lock. This is better than canceling. But wat I want is that no action is required for those docs, that they are skipped without any interaction. The goal is to run the macro on a file share over night and so it should not be interrupted.
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I did the code fro, the sketch, Please check whether it serves your purpose



Public PcLogFileName As String
Public PcError As String
 
Sub CallChangeTemplates()
    Dim lcCurrentDir As String
 
 
    lcCurrentDir = "C:\Documents and Settings\URathnayake\My Documents\Expert Exchange\Skip write - Password protected"
 
    PcLogFileName = lcCurrentDir + "\" + "DocumentAccessSummery.txt"
 
 
    ChangeTemplates lcCurrentDir, "*.doc*"
  
End Sub
 
Sub ChangeTemplates(lcFilePath As String, strFilePattern As String)
    
    Dim loFileSystemObject, loDirectoryList As Object
    Dim lcLogString, lcChildDirectoryName, lcDirectoryPath, lcFileName, lcFileFullPath As String
    
 
     ' Create an object form the filesystem object
    Set loFileSystemObject = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    
          
    ' Get the list of clients. Note: Folders should be named with the patner names
    Set loDirectoryList = loFileSystemObject.GetFolder(lcFilePath).SubFolders
    
    
    Set loFileList = loFileSystemObject.GetFolder(lcFilePath).Files
        
        
        ' Traverse through the files
        For Each loFile In loFileList
        
            ' Get the file name to a variable to be used below
            lcFileName = loFile.Name
            
            ' Check only for excel fiels
            If InStr(1, lcFileName, "doc") > 0 And Not InStr(1, lcFileName, "~$") = 1 Then
                
                ' Construct the full path of the document
                lcFileFullPath = lcFilePath & "\" & lcFileName
            
                 ' Check whether the file is open
                If Not IsFileOpen(lcFileFullPath) Then
                
                    ' Checks the file is password protected
                    On Error Resume Next
                   Set Doc = Application.Documents.Open(lcFileFullPath, , , , "**")
                        
                     ' File is password protected
                    If Err > 0 Then
                        Update_Log ("File: " + lcFileFullPath + " is Password protected.")
                    Else
                        Doc.AttachedTemplate = NormalTemplate
                        Doc.Close wdSaveChanges
                    End If
                    
                Else
                    
                    Update_Log ("File: " + lcFileFullPath + " is in use.")
                End If
            End If
 
        Next
    
    
 
    ' Traverse to each client folder to check get the available reports
    For Each loDirectory In loDirectoryList
    
        ' Get the Name of the processing client
        lcChildDirectoryName = loDirectory.Name
        
        ' Get the full path of the client directory
        lcDirectoryPath = loDirectory.Path
        
        ' Get the list of files under the client folder to be searched for MSR reports and procees with the updating
        Set loFileList = loFileSystemObject.GetFolder(lcDirectoryPath).Files
        
        
        ' Traverse through the files
        For Each loFile In loFileList
        
            ' Get the file name to a variable to be used below
            lcFileName = loFile.Name
            
            ' Check only for word fiels without the temporary files
            If InStr(1, lcFileName, "doc") > 0 And Not InStr(1, lcFileName, "~$") = 1 Then
                
                ' Construct the full path of the document
                lcFileFullPath = lcDirectoryPath & "\" & lcFileName
            
                ' Check whether the file is open
                If Not IsFileOpen(lcFileFullPath) Then
                    
                    ' Checks the file is password protected
                    On Error Resume Next
                    Set Doc = Application.Documents.Open(lcFileFullPath, , , , "**")
                    
                        
                    ' File is password protected
                    If Err > 0 Then
                        Update_Log ("File: " + lcFileFullPath + " is Password protected.")
                    Else
                        Doc.AttachedTemplate = NormalTemplate
                        Doc.Close wdSaveChanges
                    End If
                    
                Else
                    
                    Update_Log ("File: " + lcFileFullPath + " is in use.")
                End If
            End If
 
        Next
    Next
 
    loFileSystemObject.Delete
    loDirectoryList.Delete
 
End Sub
 
Function IsFileOpen(lcFileName As String)
 
    Dim lnFileNum As Integer, lnErrNum As Integer
 
    On Error Resume Next   ' Turn error checking off.
    lnFileNum = FreeFile()   ' Get a free file number.
    ' Attempt to open the file and lock it.
    Open lcFileName For Input Lock Read As #lnFileNum
    Close lnFileNum          ' Close the file.
    lnErrNum = Err           ' Save the error number that occurred.
    On Error GoTo 0        ' Turn error checking back on.
 
    ' Check to see which error occurred.
    Select Case lnErrNum
 
        ' No error occurred.
        ' File is NOT already open by another user.
        Case 0
         IsFileOpen = False
 
        ' Error number for "Permission Denied."
        ' File is already opened by another user.
        Case 70
            IsFileOpen = True
 
        ' Another error occurred.
        Case Else
            Error lnErrNum
    End Select
 
End Function
 
Function Update_Log(lcString As String)
    
    
    If Not IsEmpty(lcString) Then
        lcString = FormatDateTime(Date, vbLongDate) + " : " + FormatDateTime(Time, vbLongTime) + " : " + lcString
        
        cfilename = FreeFile()
      
        
        On Error Resume Next
        Open PcLogFileName For Append As cfilename
        
        
        Print #cfilename, lcString
        Close #cfilename
        
        Err
    End If
 
End Function

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by:Jeews
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Please initialize lcCurrentDir variable with the path you want ie: according to the code you pasted this should be "c:\temp\docs"

Sorry for the inconvenience

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by:chassouna
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Awesome! That's what I was looking for... Thank you so much!
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Awesome! That's what I was looking for... Thank you so much!
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