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    ironfelix717 is offline Competent Performer
    Windows 10 Access 2016
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    Oct 2018

    Access VBA - Workbooks.Open, Excel cannot find the file - "Refresh" file system?

    Hi all,

    Please note, this question has been asked here:

    I am exporting a query via DoCmd.ExportSpreadsheet to Excel. After I export this workbook, I must open it and edit some things in code. See below for snippet of code:

    DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml, qdf.Name, PathandFilename, True
        MsgBox PathandFilename
        Set wBook = appExcel.Workbooks.Open(PathandFilename)
    The variable pathandfilename is a path which is obtained by the msofiledialogpicker object. When the code trys to set the wBook object, Access hangs and Excel prompts me with an error message saying:

    "Sorry we couldnt find {the path}. Is it possible it was move, changed or deleted?"

    Now, the most interesting component to this problem is that when I "replace" an existing file with the filepicker, the code runs fine. It is when I create a new file name in the picker where excel cannot find the file after.

    Hoping there is some help!
    Thanks for your time.

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    ironfelix717 is offline Competent Performer
    Windows 10 Access 2016
    Join Date
    Oct 2018

    My mistake! I should've questioned this!

    The file extension was not being included in the pathandfilename variable when establishing a new workbook because the picker/saver doesn't know what extension you intend to save your file. When overwriting an existing workbook, the pathandfilename extension exists already!

    Stupid me!


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