VBA - working with files videos | How do I loop through folders and subfolders in Excel VBA?

Posted by Andrew Gould on 06 April 2021

Learn how to write a recursive subroutine in Excel VBA to loop through all the folders and subfolders from any starting folder. You'll use the Microsoft Scripting Runtime library to work with FileSystemObjects and loop through the Files and Subfolders collections of a Folder object. As a bonus you'll learn how to insert pictures into an Excel worksheet and resize and position these into a neat arrangement.

This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
Loop Through Folders and Subfolders.xlsm Excel workbook with macros

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