VBA locking sheets password error

Enzo_Matrix

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I wrote some code to protect all my sheets at once with a password and it works great when executed with F5.

when I try to unprotect the sheets manually with the same password I get the error message:
"The password you supplies is not correct. Verify that the CAPS LOCK key is off and be sure to use correct capitalization."
So I wrote the exact same code but with 'unprotect'.

Any ideas why it won't let me unprotect my sheets manually?

Code:
Sub ProtectAll()

For Each sht In ActiveWorkbook.Sheets
    sht.Protect Password = "123"
    Next
End Sub


Sub unlockall()

For Each sht In ActiveWorkbook.Sheets
    sht.Unprotect Password = "123"
   Next
End Sub
 

Fluff

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Platform
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Because you have quotes around the number it becomes a string rather than numerical.
Whereas when you key the password manually it will be numeric

Interestingly if you set the password like
Code:
activesheet.protect  "123"
then you can unlock it manually
 
Last edited:

Fluff

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You're welcome
 

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