Have an important spreadsheet that requires frequent backups and snapshots? You can create a backup using Excel Macros with a single click!
Make sure your Excel has the Developer Tab enabled following this tutorial.
I explain how you can do this below step by step!
What does it do?
Creates a backup copy of the spreadsheet in the specified folder
Copy Source Code:
Sub CreateBackup() 'Create a backup copy on the specified folder with the date today included 'Remember to change the folder directory as well ThisWorkbook.SaveCopyAs Filename:="C:\ChangeMe\" & Format(Date, "mmddyyyy") & "-" & ThisWorkbook.name End Sub
STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic
STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save.
Make sure to change the directory into a folder that exists for you:
You can see we have changed this to C:\Data\
Close the window afterwards.
STEP 3: Let us test it out! You can see that we have no files yet in the directory:
Go to Developer > Code > Macros
Make sure your macro is selected. Click Run.
With just one click, you have generated a backup of your current workbook!
How to Create a Backup Using Macros In Excel