This macro can be used to count how many files exist in a folder and, if passed the file extension, can also be used to count only files of a specific type. (For example "xls" files.) I've actually published two articles along this vein at VBA Expresss
, but this one uses the File System Object (some know it as the File Scripting Object, or just FSO,) to do it. The biggest reason for the re-write is that I needed to use this in an Excel 2007 instance, which does not support the FileSearch method.
If you are looking for a version to count the files in a folder AND subfolders, then look here