Worksheet protection is particularly frustrating because you have to apply it one sheet at a time. Please see for guidance about the ways you can receive support and provide feedback. Is there a vba code to unprotect and the protect the cells back once the vba code is ran? This will open the general declarations page for the sheet. If you want to protect your Excel file both from modifying and opening, type the passwords in the Password to open and Password to modify boxes. By Neale Blackwood There is no built-in method to protect or unprotect all the sheets at once, but you can use some simple macros to make the job easier.
These all assume no password is used. True allows to protect all shapes in the Sheet. We know that human error often messes up complicated calculations or elegant models set up in Excel. They are reliable in some case but not always. Browse other questions tagged or. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
Sub PasswordBreaker 'Breaks worksheet password protection. User Alert System provided by - Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. I was running both macros just like the way you posted them in one module but I realized that it would not work that way. And a box pops up with a usable code. Additionally, you can select the Read-only option, which is recommended. You can also use the UserInterfaceOnly argument in a worksheet, at the beginning of the macro, to enable the user interface protection each time the macro is run.
Which means that the worksheet will not be protected again. Show End Sub Instructions: Follow the instructions below to execute the code. At that, try to make passwords as random as possible, for example by using our. Thanks Steve Code: For Each sh In ActiveWorkbook. If you find that you are continuously unprotecting worksheets, this macro may be just the ticket. Include code to Unprotect the sheet before changing anything on the worksheet and re-protect after the change is made. If this argument is omitted, protection applies both to macros and to the user interface.
When sharing your worksheets with other people or sending your Excel files outside of your organization, you may want to prevent other users from changing cells that shouldn't be changed, and also from moving or deleting important data in your worksheet or workbook. An expression that returns a Worksheet object. Adapting the code for your purposes Every example below is based on one specific worksheet. It means it is the usable code that has helped to unprotect your worksheet. You should use this power wisely and responsibly only to unlock your own worksheets.
It's a good idea to keep a list of your passwords and their corresponding document names in a safe place. . This macro protects or unprotects all the worksheets and you only need enter the password once. Unprotect Password expression A variable that represents a object. Show method to Show Worksheet Protect dialog.
This enables worksheet protection and disables all macros that follow from running. Then it passes the password required to unprotect the sheet. Rename the unprotected one to folder1, and rename the password protected one to folder2. Unprotecting a spreadsheet is even easier, provided that you know the password. Protect Looping through all worksheets If we want to apply protection to every worksheet you could use the following code. Remarks If you forget the password, you cannot unprotect the sheet or workbook.
I am generally very good and careful with my passwords. Using the UserInterfaceOnly argument to Enable Auto Filter: Sub enableFilterOnProtectedWs1 'Using UserInterfaceOnly argument with EnableAutoFilter property With Sheet1 'this enables AutoFilter arrows when user-interface-only protection is turned on. It may be noted that if you apply the Protect method with the UserInterfaceOnly argument set to True to a worksheet and then save the workbook, the entire worksheet not just the interface will be fully protected when you reopen the workbook. Hi, I have a code like below, but when I used the protected and shared workbook, it doesn't work. Now you know to use.
If you omit this argument for a workbook that's protected with a password, the method fails. I thank you for reading and hope to see you on our blog next week. We need to unlock and relock to add information. Excel Protect or Unprotect All Worksheets at Once Ease of Use Easy Version tested with 2002 Submitted by: Description: This macro loops through all worksheets and protects or unprotects all of them. Thanks Jordan, that really works.