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Unprotect Excel Worksbooks with Access VBA

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I' trying to modify the Excel Protection code below to Unprotect multiple workbooks in a folder.

Private Sub NavigationButton18_Click()
Dim xls As Object
Dim wb As Object
Dim wks As Object

Dim strPathFile As String
Dim strFile As String
Dim strPath As String
Dim strTable As String
Dim strBrowseMsg As String
Dim x As Integer

  On Error GoTo Err_Handler
strBrowseMsg = "Select the folder that contains the Data Call EXCEL files:"
strPath = BrowseFolder(strBrowseMsg)

If Nz(strPath, "") = "" Then
    MsgBox "No folder was selected.", vbOK, "No Selection"
    Exit Sub
End If

strFile = Dir(strPath & "\*.xls*")
Do While Len(strFile) > 0
    strPathFile = strPath & "\" & strFile
DoCmd.Hourglass True
    Set xls = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
    xls.Visible = False
    'xls.UserControl = True
    Set wb = xls.Workbooks.Open(strPathFile)
    For x = 1 To wb.Worksheets.Count
        'MsgBox x & " " & wb.Worksheets(x).Name
        If wb.Worksheets(x).Name = "Data Call" Then
            Set wks = wb.Worksheets(x)
        End If
    Next x
    'Cells Not To Lock
    With wks
        With .Range("A:A,H:H,I:I,J:J")
            If .Locked = True Then
                .Locked = False
            End If
        End With
        .Protect Password:="123"
    End With
    strFile = Dir()

DoCmd.Hourglass False
MsgBox "done!"
Exit Sub
   MsgBox Err.Description, vbExclamation, Err.Number


End Sub

Function BrowseFolder(Prompt As String) As String

Dim theFile As String
Dim response As Integer

Dim fs As Object
Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

'first we have to select the desired drive
'Declare a variable as a FileDialog object.
Dim fd As Object

'Create a FileDialog object as a File Picker dialog box.
Set fd = Application.FileDialog(4)
'Declare a variable to contain the path
'of each selected item. Even though the path is a String,
'the variable must be a Variant because For Each...Next
'routines only work with Variants and Objects.
Dim vrtSelectedItem As Variant

'Use a With...End With block to reference the FileDialog object.
With fd
    .InitialView = 2 'msoFileDialogViewDetails
    .Title = Prompt
    '.InitialFileName = theFile
    .ButtonName = "Use this folder"
    .AllowMultiSelect = False

    'The user pressed the action button.
    If .Show = True Then
        If .SelectedItems.Count = 0 Then
            MsgBox "You didn't make a valid selection.  Try again!"
            GoTo tryagain
        End If
        response = MsgBox("Use this Folder?", vbYesNo + vbCritical, "Last Chance")
        If response = vbYes Then
            'check that only one file was picked
            If .SelectedItems.Count > 1 Then
                MsgBox "You may only select one item.  Try again!"
                Exit Function
                vrtSelectedItem = .SelectedItems(1)
            End If
            Exit Function
        End If
        Exit Function
    End If

End With

BrowseFolder = CStr(vrtSelectedItem)
End Function
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