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macos – How can I install/use "Scripting.FileSystemObject" in Excel 2010 for MAC?

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I am using Excel for Mac 2011 which has VBA version 14.0.

I am trying to use this code which accesses the file system, which I know works on Windows:

Function qfil_GetDirectory(strDirectoryName As String)

    Dim objFSO As Variant
    Dim objDirectory As Variant

    Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set objDirectory = objFSO.GetFolder(strDirectoryName)
    Set qfil_GetDirectory = objDirectory

End Function

However, when I run it in Excel for Mac 2011, it gives me this error:

Run-time error 429 Object creation
with ActiveX component not possible

To fix this on Windows, I know I have to just reference a specific DLL under tools.

However on the Mac, when I go under tools | references it only gives me these:

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And none of them allow me to use Scripting.FileSystemObject.

What do I have to do in Excel 2011 for Mac so that I can use Scripting.FileSystemObject to read files from the hard drive from an Excel sheet via VBA?

How to&Answers:

To my knowledge, this approach won’t be valid on Mac, as the external library doesnt exist.

Don’t know Office 11 VBA, but the Dir() function works accross platforms for ’03.

Answer:

Mac doesn’t support ActiveX (it’s a Windows technology), so you can’t create the Scripting.FileSystemObject; it doesn’t exist. (Even if it did, it’s based on FAT32 or NTFS file systems, so it wouldn’t work on OS X anyway.)

Answer:

If you’re just trying to enumerate all the files in a folder, Codematic have a pretty good VBA module which should work fine on the Mac. It’s not free, though.

Answer:

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