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    VBA req to rename the folders,subfolders & its files, if it contains any special char

    Hi Friends,
    i have a macro, which it will fetch all the folders,subfolder & files into an excel & it will remove all special characters.
    I need a help on rename the folder,subfolder & its file names if it contains any special characters (@,#,$) at the begining(only at the starting,not in middle or end).
    for better understanding please check the attached snapshot.
    Please help me to complete this Task.

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    Re: VBA req to rename the folders,subfolders & its files, if it contains any special

    Welcome to VBForums

    Thread moved from the 'VB.Net' forum to the 'Office Development/VBA' forum.

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    Re: VBA req to rename the folders,subfolders & its files, if it contains any special

    Muahahaha.
    Exactly the same here.
    http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.p...and-file-names
    Looks like an assignment in IT-classes or something.
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    Re: VBA req to rename the folders,subfolders & its files, if it contains any special

    http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.p...ht=rename+file
    another recent version of the same thing, plenty of reading!!
    i do my best to test code works before i post it, but sometimes am unable to do so for some reason, and usually say so if this is the case.
    Note code snippets posted are just that and do not include error handling that is required in real world applications, but avoid On Error Resume Next

    dim all variables as required as often i have done so elsewhere in my code but only posted the relevant part

    come back and mark your original post as resolved if your problem is fixed
    pete

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    Re: VBA req to rename the folders,subfolders & its files, if it contains any special

    Eh? That's the Thread with my Hardcore-Stab at it
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    Re: VBA req to rename the folders,subfolders & its files, if it contains any special

    Hi Friends,
    i am using the below code, which is even renaming the folders in Network drives, but its not renaming the sub folders & its files, so could anyone help me to fix this program, as i need it to remove special characters from all subfolders & its files.

    Code:
    Sub File_renaming2()
        Dim objFSO As FileSystemObject, myObj As Object, mySource As Object, Folder As Variant
        Dim newName As String
    
        Set objFSO = New FileSystemObject
        Set mySource = objFSO.GetFolder("\\Server01\user\docs\new folder")
    
        For Each Folder In mySource.SubFolders
            newName = Folder.Name
            newName = Replace(newName, "@", " ")  'replace - with space
            newName = Replace(newName, "#", " ")  'replace : with space
            newName = Replace(newName, "$", " ")  'replace ; with space
            newName = Replace(newName, "+", " ")  'replace / with space
            If Folder.Name <> newName Then Folder.Name = newName ' assign new name. the check is to (possibly) ensure you're not processing the same folder twice
        Next Folder
    End Sub

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    Re: VBA req to rename the folders,subfolders & its files, if it contains any special

    Code:
    as i need it to remove special characters from all subfolders & its files.
    you can not rename the folders sub folders and files in one command, you need to rename each folder and file specifically in turn, that is you need a recursive procedure, whether you use FSO or vba i/o

    Code:
    Sub File_renaming2()
        Dim objFSO As FileSystemObject, myObj As Object, mySource As Object, Folder As Variant
        Dim newName As String
    
        Set objFSO = New FileSystemObject
        Set mySource = objFSO.GetFolder("\\Server01\user\docs\new folder")
       recurserename mysource
    
    End Sub
    
    Sub recurserename(f As Folder)
    Dim itm As Folder, itm2 As File
    
            For Each itm In f.SubFolders
            recurserename itm
            newName = itm.Name
            newName = Replace(newName, "@", " ")  'replace - with space
            newName = Replace(newName, "#", " ")  'replace : with space
            newName = Replace(newName, "$", " ")  'replace ; with space
            newName = Replace(newName, "+", " ")  'replace / with space
            If itm.Name <> newName Then
                itm.Name = newName ' assign new name. if changed
            End If
        Next itm
    
        For Each itm2 In f.Files
            newName = itm2.Name
            newName = Replace(newName, "@", " ")  'replace - with space
            newName = Replace(newName, "#", " ")  'replace : with space
            newName = Replace(newName, "$", " ")  'replace ; with space
            newName = Replace(newName, "+", " ")  'replace / with space
            If itm2.Name <> newName Then
                itm2.Name = newName ' assign new name. if changed
            End If
        Next itm2
        
    End Sub
    make sure to test fully before use, if i got it right, it should rename all files and folders in mysource and below
    Last edited by westconn1; May 12th, 2018 at 05:31 PM.
    i do my best to test code works before i post it, but sometimes am unable to do so for some reason, and usually say so if this is the case.
    Note code snippets posted are just that and do not include error handling that is required in real world applications, but avoid On Error Resume Next

    dim all variables as required as often i have done so elsewhere in my code but only posted the relevant part

    come back and mark your original post as resolved if your problem is fixed
    pete

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    Re: VBA req to rename the folders,subfolders & its files, if it contains any special

    Hi Westconn,
    Much appreciated!!! Amazing work done by you.
    It worked like a charm Tons of thanks to you!!

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