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Save file over existing file with password

Posted on 2014-12-05
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I use the below code to save a file with a date and a password

ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:="\\ukancbdata02\S-gdata\AllFiles\Recon\London\Events\Consolidated Report\Consolidated " & Format(DateAdd("d", -0, Date), "YYYY") & ".xls", _
    FileFormat:=xlNormal, Password:="", WriteResPassword:="pact", _
        ReadOnlyRecommended:=True, CreateBackup:=False


What I need to do do is overwrite the file each day but because it is password protected the code returns an error.

Could an Expert provide me with the code that will enable me to save the file each day over the existing file with the password.
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Question by:Jagwarman
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by:Rgonzo1971
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HI,

which PW is missing

ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:="\\ukancbdata02\S-gdata\AllFiles\Recon\London\Events\Consolidated Report\Consolidated " & Format(DateAdd("d", -0, Date), "YYYY") & ".xls", _
    FileFormat:=xlNormal, Password:="", WriteResPassword:="pact", _
        ReadOnlyRecommended:=True, CreateBackup:=False

Regards
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by:Jagwarman
ID: 40482901
Hi Rgonzo, soory not sure I understand the question.

when the original file was saved, it was saved with a password. If I open the file manually I am asked for a password and then I get asked "Open as Read Only?"

So now I want to save over this file.

 Does this answer your question?
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by:Rob Henson
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I just created a simple file and saved with a password. I then closed the file and tried saving another file with the same name and it gave me the usual "File exists, Replace" warning to which I clicked Yes and the file overwrote with no problem.

Have you closed the original file before trying to Overwrite?

If you are doing changes in the open file which you want to save, just use "ActiveWorkbook.Save" command. The password will be retained for future use.

Thanks
Rob H
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by:Jagwarman
ID: 40483176
Hi Rob,

If I open the original file and the save it down its fine.

If I create a new file and call it the same name it does not work.

So maybe it's not possible.
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by:Rob Henson
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That's exactly what I did. Created file and saved with password. Closed file, created new file and saved with same name, overwrote fine after confirming message.
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by:Jagwarman
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Hi Rob,

when I save outside of a Macro it does exactly what you say. When I try to get the Macro to save it I get error saying the file is Write protected.
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Rob Henson earned 500 total points
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Bizarre, just tried it myself and got the same but got it to work using the following:

ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:= _
        "C:\Users\lu677d\Documents\Personal\EE\With Password.xlsx", FileFormat:= _
        xlOpenXMLWorkbook, Password:="", WriteResPassword:="pact", _
        ReadOnlyRecommended:=True, CreateBackup:=False

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Note the format change. You just need to change the filename bit back to how you want it.

Thanks
Rob H
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by:Jagwarman
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Hi Rob thanks for working on this and sorting it.
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