troubleshooting Question

VBA - skip files that are password protected

Avatar of ClayCanvas
ClayCanvasFlag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft Excel
8 Comments1 Solution709 ViewsLast Modified:

I have a macro that cycles thru a group of Excel files inside a folder and makes updates.  A small number of the files are password protected.  I don't need to update the password protected files.  One issue I have right now is I'm not able to get rid of the pop up that requests the password.  When a file is password protected, I'd like to be able to identify it's password protected (or that I wasn't able to open it) and then move on.  How would you suggest I go about accomplishing this?  I'm just looking for the code right around the workbook open statement.  

I'm currently using Excel 2003.

Thanks for your help,


Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 8 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 8 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros