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Create folders and subfolders from cell entries

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Dear Experts:

I wonder whether it is possible to create hundreds of folders/subfolders in Windows XP from cell entries.

I have arranged the folders and subfolders to be created as follows in a worksheet:

A2       B2                 C2       D2         E2
K:        MyFolder       10      10-1       10-11
K:        MyFolder       10      10-2       10-21
K:        MyFolder       10      10-3       10-31
etc.     etc.                 etc.     etc.        etc.

The requirements are as follows:

- The path characteristics for the the main folder and the first subfolder are the same for all rows, i.e. 'K:\MyFolder\'
- After that, i.e 'K:\MyFolder\' the folder names vary. A lot of subfolders already exist, i.e. the macro has to skip the creation of already existing ones, i.e. not overwrite them.

I have attached a sample file for your convenience

Help is much appreciated.

Thank  you very much in advance

Regards, Andreas
Create-Folders-From-Cell-Values.xlsx
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 2000 total points
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Sub createfolders()
    Dim rw As Range
    Dim cel As Range
    Dim fpath As String
    Dim fnam As String
    For Each rw In Range("B2:E" & Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row).Rows
        fpath = rw.Offset(, -1).Cells(1, 1)
        For Each cel In rw.Cells
            fpath = fpath & "\" & cel
            fnam = Dir(fpath, vbDirectory)
            If fnam = "" Then MkDir fpath
        Next cel
    Next rw
End Sub
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by:AndreasHermle
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ssaqibh:

I am so damned happed to be able to turn to this forum for expert advice.

This will save me hours of creating folders manually. I have been given great solutions on many occassions making my life much easier.

ssaqibh, thank you so much for your great and professional help. You are one of the experts with very concise coding.

Again, great job, well done!

Regards, Andreas
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