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Task Scheduler to open Excel file daily

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Win7 Pro, Office 2007

I would like to schedule Windows to open a specific spreadsheet daily at 8 AM.  The file path is something like X:\A A\B B\C- C.xlsm.  Also the file is password protected with a password like 123.

Can anyone assist with this?
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Question by:drunkennoodle
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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This is a basic scheduler operation and can be found at Microsoft's website

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/schedule-task#1TC=windows-7
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by:drunkennoodle
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Thanks Ace but I'm looking for more than just how find the Task Scheduler.
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broro183 earned 500 total points
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hi,

I've done some testing & some reading and it seems that Task Scheduler can't open a password protected file. However, you could use a "helper excel file" that subsequently opens the desired file via code.
This helper workbook would have a macro named auto_open (or Workbook_Open) that would open the real
workbook (by supplying the password) and then get out of the way:
Option Explicit
Sub auto_open()
Workbooks.Open Filename:="c:\my documents\excel\book2.xls", _
password:="yourpasswordhere"
ThisWorkbook.Close savechanges:=False
End Sub

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Here are a some of the links that I've read, they are all quite old but seem relevant:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/excel-macros/z-xN9HcmRm0
http://www.excelbanter.com/showpost.php?s=afbe915163fada0bb5c23fd63324dc0f&p=301786&postcount=2
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2003-excel/auto-protect-unprotect-excel-file/0239a6dd-59ae-4466-9bfe-f3161ec04162

Rob
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