Have many workbooks open and need a quick survey of unsaved files? Excel macros will get the count of unsaved workbooks for you!

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?

Gets the count of unsaved workbooks

Copy Source Code:

Sub GetCountOfUnsavedWorkbooks()

Dim workbook As Workbook
Dim counter As Integer

For Each workbook In Workbooks
'Count the unsaved workbooks
If workbook.Saved = False Then
counter = counter + 1
End If
Next workbook

MsgBox "You have " & counter & " unsaved workbook(s)"

End Sub

Final Result: 

Exercise Workbooks:

DOWNLOAD EXCEL WORKBOOK 1

DOWNLOAD EXCEL WORKBOOK 2


We have 2 workbooks open that have unsaved changes:

STEP 1: In any one of the workbooks, go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic

 

STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save. Close the window afterwards.

 

STEP 3: Let us test it out!

Go to Developer > Code > Macros

 

Make sure your macro is selected. Click Run.

 

With just one click, you now have the number of unsaved workbooks!

 

How to Get the Count of Unsaved Workbooks Using Macros In Excel

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