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    Error 424 - Extracting filename/last author

    Evening,

    I have the following code which successfully opens the specified workbook and copies the values to the active workbook, but then gives an error on the line of extracting filename, and when extracting last author. However, the code works fine if I use 'getopenfilename'. Not sure why this is?

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    Re: Error 424 - Extracting filename/last author

    Hi, brad999,

    maybe like this
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    I wonder what´s the difference between A60 and A70...

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    Re: Error 424 - Extracting filename/last author

    Genius! Didnt know about the .parent. having an effect!

    Thanks HaHoBe. Also, would you happen to know how to modify this code to open a filename at A70, which is stored within a SUBFOLDER of the activeworkbook path, but this subfolder title is unknown? So it would have to search all subfolders within the ActiveWorkbook.Path for that particular filename?

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Error 424 - Extracting filename/last author

    Hi, brad999,

    do you mean something like
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    Re: Error 424 - Extracting filename/last author

    Thanks HaHoBe! That works as a standalone, however if im adding my code I seem to get errors...this is what I have got,

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    sorry just to add...can this work to open a file within multiple subfolders?? is that an easy fix? Thanks a lot!!
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    Re: Error 424 - Extracting filename/last author

    Hi, brad999,

    maybe like this:
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    although you may add Exit SUb after the copying as any further copying would overwrite the contents.

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    Re: Error 424 - Extracting filename/last author

    Amazing hahobe! Would it possible for this to work to open files within a sub folder, and also open files within 2 sub folders? Could it search both levels of sub folders for a file??

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    Re: Error 424 - Extracting filename/last author

    Hi, brad999,

    from what I see from Forums I would like to point out that I would like to get all information concerning the needs at once instead of getting them when a question is solved. Had I known that you want to search several levels of SubFolders I would have picked a different way to work and a different code.

    I will try and work on the issue this weekend.

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    Re: Error 424 - Extracting filename/last author

    Ah apologies hahobe! I thought a code to search through 1 subfolder would be very similar to multiple, but should have specified!

    Thanks again,

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