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    Get a list of all open files in non-Office applications

    Hi guys,

    How to get the list of all open file (currently open) in excel using VBA?
    Open file can be any file, it can be image, dox, pdf, xlsx, ai etc.
    It has been posted here--https://www.mrexcel.com/board/thread.../#post-5388367

    I have got feedback , which give me the open excel file details, here below the code.
    https://www.mrexcel.com/board/thread.../#post-5387900

    But it don't give me the others file type details.
    Like I have one PDF, JPG & DOC opened currently, but it don't give me the details of those file.
    Is it possible to get the details of those file in excel cell or not?
    Last edited by 6StringJazzer; 12-15-2019 at 11:46 AM. Reason: Updated title to more clearly describe the problem

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    Re: Get the list of all open file in vba

    Quote Originally Posted by mehidy1437 View Post
    Like I have one PDF, JPG & DOC opened currently, but it don't give me the details of those file.
    Are these files open in Excel, or some other applications?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6StringJazzer View Post
    Are these files open in Excel, or some other applications?
    Those file open in their own application, not in excel.

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    Hi !

    So the question is : why using Excel for a non Excel concern ?‼

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc L View Post
    Hi !

    So the question is : why using Excel for a non Excel concern ?‼
    Then how can I get it?
    is there any other way?

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    Re: Get a list of all open files in non-Office applications

    If we can get the details of all files type from a folder in excel, then why we can't get all types of open files details in excel?
    Hope some expert will have a look on this issue & will comments.

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    Re: Get a list of all open files in non-Office applications

    Quote Originally Posted by mehidy1437 View Post
    If we can get the details of all files type from a folder in excel, then why we can't get all types of open files details in excel?
    Because looking at files in the Windows file system and finding out which files every running process has open are two completely separate things.

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    You are confusing files on a disk and files currently used in the OS ! First See on a system forum

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