VBA file path

Display file path to the current workbook

In order to create a simple subroutine that shows a path to the active workbook follows this steps.

  1. Open VBA Editor (Alt + F11),
  2. Insert the following code into your project.
Sub ShowCurrentPath()
    Dim full_path As String
    Dim directory_path As String
    Dim file_name As String

    full_path = ActiveWorkbook.FullName
    directory_path = ActiveWorkbook.Path
    file_name = ActiveWorkbook.Name

    MsgBox full_path
    MsgBox directory_path
    MsgBox file_name
End Sub

It will display three dialog boxes with:

  • full file path,
  • directory_path,
  • file_name + extension

You can also create functions to show you data inside a cell. First, create a module for your worksheet. This easy function will show you a path to the current file inside a cell.

Function ShowCurrentPath()
    ShowCurrentPath = ActiveWorkbook.FullName
End Function

As you can see, the function name is inserted into the cell.