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Directory content from two different folders with Excel VBA

Posted on 2014-07-23
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Hi,


I'm looking to use VBA to retrieve the contents of two or three different folders and combine results.

e.g.
C:\Users\User\Music
C:\Users\User\Videos




I have used the below, but it has to be run twice

Dim iRow

Sub ListFiles()
    iRow = 11
    Call ListMyFiles(Range("C7"), Range("C8"))
End Sub

Sub ListMyFiles(mySourcePath, IncludeSubfolders)
    Set MyObject = New Scripting.FileSystemObject
    Set mySource = MyObject.GetFolder(mySourcePath)
    On Error Resume Next
    For Each myFile In mySource.Files
        iCol = 2
        Cells(iRow, iCol).Value = myFile.Path
        iCol = iCol + 1
        Cells(iRow, iCol).Value = myFile.Name
        iCol = iCol + 1
        Cells(iRow, iCol).Value = myFile.Size
        iCol = iCol + 1
        Cells(iRow, iCol).Value = myFile.DateLastModified
        iRow = iRow + 1
    Next
    If IncludeSubfolders Then
        For Each mySubFolder In mySource.SubFolders
            Call ListMyFiles(mySubFolder.Path, True)
        Next
    End If
End Sub
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Question by:kieranjcollins
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by:MacroShadow
ID: 40216108
Use this code, it assumes that the path is in A1:A3 and B1:B3 is either true or false depending on whether subfolders should be included.
Sub ListFiles()
    Dim rng As Range, c As Range
    Set rng = Range("A1:A3")
    For Each c In rng.Cells
        Call ListMyFiles(Range("A" & c.Row), Range("B" & c.Row))
    Next
End Sub

Sub ListMyFiles(mySourcePath, IncludeSubfolders)
    Dim iRow As Long, iCol As Long
    Dim MyObject As Object, mySource As Object, myFile As Object, mySubFolder As Object
    iRow = 11
    Set MyObject = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set mySource = MyObject.GetFolder(mySourcePath)
    On Error Resume Next
    For Each myFile In mySource.Files
        iCol = 2
        Cells(iRow, iCol).Value = myFile.Path
        iCol = iCol + 1
        Cells(iRow, iCol).Value = myFile.Name
        iCol = iCol + 1
        Cells(iRow, iCol).Value = myFile.Size
        iCol = iCol + 1
        Cells(iRow, iCol).Value = myFile.DateLastModified
        iRow = iRow + 1
    Next
    If IncludeSubfolders Then
        For Each mySubFolder In mySource.SubFolders
            Call ListMyFiles(mySubFolder.Path, True)
        Next
    End If
End Sub

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by:kieranjcollins
ID: 40216204
The listing of the second folder contents in the above start populating on the first row, overwriting the contents of the first folder.

Can the code work so that folder 2 contents are stacked on folder 1 contents etc?
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MacroShadow earned 500 total points
ID: 40216266
Try this:
Dim iRow As Long

Sub ListFiles()
    Dim rng As Range, c As Range
    Set rng = Range("A1:A3")
    iRow = IIf(iRow = 1048576, Range("C1").End(xlDown).Row, 1)
    For Each c In rng.Cells
        Call ListMyFiles(Range("A" & c.Row), Range("B" & c.Row))
    Next
End Sub

Sub ListMyFiles(mySourcePath, IncludeSubfolders)
    Dim MyObject As Object, mySource As Object, myFile As Object, mySubFolder As Object
    Set MyObject = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set mySource = MyObject.GetFolder(mySourcePath)
    On Error Resume Next
    For Each myFile In mySource.Files
        Cells(iRow, 3).Value = myFile.Path
        Cells(iRow, 4).Value = myFile.Name
        Cells(iRow, 5).Value = myFile.Size
        Cells(iRow, 6).Value = myFile.DateLastModified
        iRow = ActiveSheet.Cells(ActiveSheet.Rows.Count, "C").End(xlUp).Row + 1
    Next
    If IncludeSubfolders Then
        For Each mySubFolder In mySource.SubFolders
            Call ListMyFiles(mySubFolder.Path, True)
        Next
    End If
    ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Columns.AutoFit
End Sub

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by:kieranjcollins
ID: 40216407
That worked a treat, thank you very much!
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by:MacroShadow
ID: 40216427
You're welcome.
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