In this article we will learn how to create folders and subfolder using Excel VBA.
There can be many different ways to write the macros to create folder but we are choosing an easy one as follows:
Sub createfolder_subfolder() path1 = ThisWorkbook.path & "\" & "new folder created" CreateFolder (path1)
Function CreateFolder(ByVal sPath As String) As Boolean 'create full sPath at once, if required 'returns False if folder does not exist and could NOT be created, True otherwise 'sample usage: If CreateFolder("C:\toto\test\test") Then debug.print "OK" Dim fs As Object Dim FolderArray Dim Folder As String, i As Integer, sShare As String If Right(sPath, 1) = "\" Then sPath = Left(sPath, Len(sPath) - 1) Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") 'UNC path ? change 3 "\" into 3 "@" If sPath Like "\\*\*" Then sPath = Replace(sPath, "\", "@", 1, 3) End If 'now split FolderArray = Split(sPath, "\") 'then set back the @ into \ in item 0 of array FolderArray(0) = Replace(FolderArray(0), "@", "\", 1, 3) On Error GoTo hell 'start from root to end, creating what needs to be For i = 0 To UBound(FolderArray) Step 1 Folder = Folder & FolderArray(i) & "\" If Not fs.FolderExists(Folder) Then fs.CreateFolder (Folder) End If Next CreateFolder = True hell: End Function
We are using the macro createfolder_subfolder which uses the function:
Function CreateFolder(ByVal sPath As String) As Boolean
Under this macro we have the pass the argument which is the folder path of new folder:
path1 = ThisWorkbook.path & "\" & "new folder created"
We are creating a folder named "new folder created" in the same location as this file is kept.
But we can create the same in any other location by giving the complete path in address:
path1 = "C:\documents\new folder created"
Now in order to create a subfolder we can use the path as follows:
path1 = ThisWorkbook.path & "\" & "new folder created" & "\" & "new subfolder created"
As you can see in the picture above the new directory and subdirectory has been created.