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    Opening a folder location issue

    Hello.
    I am trying to open a folder with shell.
    When I use the following code in the immediate window it works properly.
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    however when I put in this code in the module I get a syntax error.
    I tried to remove the "(" & ")" from the equation however it stops working.

    Please advise what I'm doing wrong.

    Thank you for your help in advance

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    Re: Opening a folder location issue

    In regular VBA code, no symbol is needed preceeding the Shell command. Here is a link to the MS spec sheert.
    https://support.office.com/en-us/art...6-6832EADD3C63
    It looks like you might have the path and file reversed.
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    Re: Opening a folder location issue

    Thank you for your reply
    that's exactly my problem.
    When I input the following :
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    inside a macro it stops working.

    Anybody have ideas for solutions?
    what am I writing wrong?

    Eli

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    Re: Opening a folder location issue

    The ? is used in the immediate window to display variable content or return values from a function call.

    The help on shell says.
    Runs an executable program and returns a Variant ( Double ) representing the program's task ID if successful, otherwise it returns zero
    So when I try it I get the value 4752 displayed in the immediate window.

    In order to run the command in a routine you can either display the value or not. Use MsgBox instead of ?

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    Re: Opening a folder location issue

    Hi Andy
    Thank you for your help.
    My problem was that I did not use the quote mark before the explorer.

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