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Old 06-08-2019, 11:02 AM
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I need to list all word files in a given folder and their subfolders.


I searched in this forum and a few others as well, but found no examples of it.
I found some codes so complex that it always returns errors and with 1 or more sub / functions, I imagine that this does not need to be so complex.
I saw this gmayor post in an another thread "See https://www.gmayor.com/document_batch_processes.htm which will handle the files and folders.", but it's a "add-in" and I need just a single SUB to adapt to my needs.

I need a single SUB that does this "simple" task.Thanks
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Old 06-08-2019, 01:18 PM
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I think this is impossible without at least one sub and one function:
I've solved the problem with a solution based in a post elsewhere and some adaptations:
Any improvement suggestions? (it will be perfect if it's only a SUB without public or functions)
Thanks
Code:
Public Arr() As String
Public Counter As Long

Sub LoopThroughFilePaths()

Dim MyArr, i As Long, x As Integer, strPath As String, sFile As String, sFileList(), oDoc As Document

strPath = "d:\temp\"
MyArr = GetSubFolders(strPath)
MyArr(0) = strPath
For x = 0 To UBound(MyArr)
    sFile = Dir$(MyArr(x) & IIf(Right(MyArr(x), 1) <> "\", "\", "") & "*.*")
    Do Until sFile = ""
            i = i + 1
            ReDim Preserve sFileList(i)
            sFileList(i) = MyArr(x) & IIf(Right(MyArr(x), 1) <> "\", "\", "") & sFile
        sFile = Dir$
    Loop
Next x
For x = 1 To UBound(sFileList)
    Set oDoc = Word.Documents.Open(sFileList(x), Visible:=False)
    Debug.Print oDoc.Name ' I will insert here what I want to do with the docs
    oDoc.Close (True)
Next x
Counter = 0

End Sub

Function GetSubFolders(RootPath As String)

Dim fso As Object, fld As Object, sf As Object, MyArr

Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set fld = fso.GetFolder(RootPath)
For Each sf In fld.SUBFOLDERS
    ReDim Preserve Arr(Counter + 1)
    Arr(Counter + 1) = sf.Path
    Counter = Counter + 1
    MyArr = GetSubFolders(sf.Path)
Next
GetSubFolders = Arr
Set sf = Nothing
Set fld = Nothing
Set fso = Nothing

End Function

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Old 06-08-2019, 05:21 PM
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I need to list all word files in a given folder and their subfolders.
If I needed something like this repeatedly, I'd look for a file system solution rather than a Word-based solution. It's a file problem, not Word, and a file-based solution would work for any kind of files.

Check your file manager to see if it supports 'flat' folder listings and scripting.

If it's not a frequent job, then a manual approach is easy if your file manager has the appropriate functionality:
1 Click 'Flat View';
2 Sort by extension;
3 Highlight all the DOC? files;
4 Copy File Names;
5 Paste wherever needed.
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:17 PM
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Thanks for replying, listing the files is not my main goal.
In fact with this code I will be able to do things with all documents in folder and subfolders, which is not the scope of this thread, so I did not post here the entire code.
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Try:
Code:
Sub Demo()
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Dim StrFolder As String, StrFileList As String
' Browse for the starting folder
StrFolder = GetTopFolder
If StrFolder = "" Then Exit Sub
StrFolder = StrFolder & "\*.doc"
If UBound(Split(CreateObject("wscript.shell").Exec("Cmd /c Dir """ & StrFolder & """ /B/S").StdOut.ReadAll, vbCrLf)) > 0 Then
  StrFileList = CreateObject("wscript.shell").Exec("Cmd /c Dir """ & StrFolder & """ /B/S").StdOut.ReadAll
End If
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
MsgBox StrFileList
End Sub

Function GetTopFolder() As String
Dim oFolder As Object
GetTopFolder = ""
Set oFolder = CreateObject("Shell.Application").BrowseForFolder(0, "Choose a folder", 0)
If (Not oFolder Is Nothing) Then GetTopFolder = oFolder.Items.Item.Path
Set oFolder = Nothing
End Function
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Thanks! It's a another approach.
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