Excel/Tracking Changes


Dear Aidan,

I read an answer from you to one gentleman about tracking changes within an excel workbook, you advised him to check following link: http://vbaexpress.com/kb/getarticle.php?kb_id=1074

In fact, I have a similar issue but in a different way....
We have a shared drive for our department team, we saved all work related files in that shared drive under different folders, one excel sheet showed mapping of this shared drive, it has a hyperlink to connect us directly to each folder.

My question: Is there a code can help us tracking changed files in that shared drive, means, if one of our team members did some changes on a particular file within the shared drive, can we have a VB code in our mapping excel sheet to record those changes with time and user Id??

Thanks in advance.

Each file would need to have the macro, as it is the changes to the file that get tracked - but this COULD write to a standard workbook.  NOTE that I've never actually done this, my answer was based purely on research online.  I have used macros to track changes to access databases so I know the principle works.
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Aidan Heritage


I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions from 2 onwards. I'm based in the UK, so please allow for time differences when asking me questions from other parts of the world!


My background is in the insurance industry and call centre areas, but have been called upon to provide many varied solutions.

I'm educated to UK A level standard, but as I left school some 30 years ago that is rather irrelevent - university of life has provided more of a background!

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