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Running a VBA script in subfolders

An Expert has helped me by compiling VBA code to change shortcut links from tartgeting .wps files to targeting .docx files.  However, the script only runs in a specified folder.  I'd appreciate it if someone could edit this script, such that it also runs in subfolders within the specified links path...

'References:
'Microsoft Shell Controls And Automation
'Microsoft Scripting Runtime
'Windows Script Host Object Model

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Sub Redirect_wps_shortcuts()
Dim oWsShell As New WshShell
Dim oShell  As Shell32.Shell
Dim oFolder As Shell32.Folder
Dim oFolderItems As Shell32.FolderItems
Dim FSO As New FileSystemObject
Dim oShtCut As Object
Dim LinkPath As String

LinkPath = "C:\Temp"  'set to your links path

Set oShell = New Shell32.Shell
Set oFolder = oShell.NameSpace(LinkPath)
Set oFolderItems = oFolder.Items

For Each Item In oFolderItems
   If Item.IsLink = True Then
      Set oShtCut = oWsShell.CreateShortcut(LinkPath & "\" & Item.Name & ".lnk")
      If InStr(1, oShtCut.TargetPath, ".wps") > 0 Then
         oShtCut.TargetPath = Replace(oShtCut.TargetPath, ".wps", ".docx")
         oShtCut.Save
         FSO.MoveFile oShtCut.FullName, Replace(oShtCut.FullName, ".wps", ".docx")
      End If
   End If
Next

Set oShtCut = Nothing
Set oFolderItems = Nothing
Set oFolder = Nothing
Set oShell = Nothing
Set FSO = Nothing
End Sub
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Bill Prew

This should handle the subfolders. Hope it's right, I typically do more scripting in standalone VBS that runs from the command line than in VBA that must be run inside an Office application.

Sub Redirect_wps_shortcuts()
   Dim oWsShell As New WshShell
   Dim oShell  As Shell32.Shell
   Dim FSO As New FileSystemObject
   Dim LinkPath As String
   
   LinkPath = "C:\Temp"  'set to your links path
   
   Set oShell = New Shell32.Shell

   UpdateLinks oShell.NameSpace(LinkPath)

   Set oShell = Nothing
   Set FSO = Nothing
End Sub 

Sub UndateLinks(oFolder As Shell32.Folder)
   Dim oFolderItems As Shell32.FolderItems
   Dim oShtCut As Object

   Set oFolderItems = oFolder.Items
   
   For Each Item In oFolderItems
      If Item.IsLink = True Then
         Set oShtCut = oWsShell.CreateShortcut(LinkPath & "\" & Item.Name & ".lnk")
         If InStr(1, oShtCut.TargetPath, ".wps") > 0 Then
            oShtCut.TargetPath = Replace(oShtCut.TargetPath, ".wps", ".docx")
            oShtCut.Save
            FSO.MoveFile oShtCut.FullName, Replace(oShtCut.FullName, ".wps", ".docx")
         End If
      End If
   Next
   
   For Each oSubFolder In oFolder.SubFolders
      UpdateLinks oSubFolder
   Next
      
   Set oShtCut = Nothing
   Set oFolderItems = Nothing
End Sub

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~bp
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ASKER

User generated imageThank you.  I got an error (see image please).
Typo, change:

Sub UndateLinks(oFolder As Shell32.Folder)

to:

Sub UpdateLinks(oFolder As Shell32.Folder)

~bp
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ASKER

User generated imageOK, I think we're getting closer.  Please see image.
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Yes!   Thanks for your expertise.
Welcome.

~bp