Retrieving The File Name & Extension From A File Path String

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What This VBA Code Does

This macro will show you how to manipulate a file path in order to extract different parts from the text string.  Examples include retrieving just the file name or the file extension.

Sub GetPartOfFilePath()

'PURPOSE: Extract parts of a File Path

Dim myPath As String
Dim myOutput As String

'Retrieve ActiveWorkbook's File Path (Displayed in Immediate Window [ctrl + g])
  myPath = ActiveWorkbook.FullName
  Debug.Print "File Path: " & myPath

'Take Off The File Extension (Displayed in Immediate Window [ctrl + g])
  myOutput = Left(myPath, InStrRev(myPath, ".") - 1)
  Debug.Print "Path (no ext): " & myOutput

'Retrieve File Extension (Displayed in Immediate Window [ctrl + g])
  myOutput = Right(myPath, Len(myPath) - InStrRev(myPath, "."))
  Debug.Print "File Extension: " & myOutput

'Retrieve File Name with Extension (Displayed in Immediate Window [ctrl + g])
  myOutput = Right(myPath, Len(myPath) - InStrRev(myPath, "\"))
  Debug.Print "File Name (w/ ext): " & myOutput

'Retrieve File Name without Extension (Displayed in Immediate Window [ctrl + g])
  myOutput = Mid(myPath, InStrRev(myPath, "\") + 1, InStrRev(myPath, ".") - InStrRev(myPath, "\") - 1)
  Debug.Print "File Name (w/o ext): " & myOutput

End Sub

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