VBA Code to Protect Worksheet with Password on Close

Password Protect Worksheet on Close with VBA (with Images)

What is it:

When you want others to only view the workbook data and no editing should be permitted then you have to make sure you protect the workbook with password while closing it. So that even if someone tries to edit the data it will ask for the password unless they input the password data will not be editable.

The manual way of doing the same is

ReviewProtect Sheet and then Save workbook.

password protect

Why is it:

If you make frequent updates in the workbook then Every time when you make changes in the workbook you have to make sure you protect it while closing. Some day if you forget to protect then the data will be editable by others.

The below VBA code will help you to protect the workbook automatically while closing the workbook. That means you don’t have to protect it manually everything when you make changes in the workbook.

How to password protect with VBA upon Close:

Step 1: Open the workbook that need to be protected and press Alt + F11

Step 2: Copy and Paste the below code in the VBA editor window and Save the workbook.


Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)

Sheets(“Sheet1″).Protect Password:=”Your Password Here”   ‘Replace “Sheet1” with your sheet name and “Your Password Here” with the password of your choice.


End Sub

Note: Workbook should be saved in a macro enabled format (.xlm, .xlsm, .xlsb etc.) also make sure you protect the VBA code as well. 🙂

That’s It Now Onward your Data will be Safe Always!!


About Anson

I’m Anson having a decade of versatile experience in Business Process Outsourcing, Finance & Accounting, Information Technology, Operational Excellence & Business Intelligence. I have got the opportunity to work for Genpact, Hewlett Packard, M*Modal and Capgemini in various roles and responsibilities, starting from an Associate to a Manager. Learning anything new has always been my passion and if related to Business and Technology then I love it. asKeygeek.com is an outcome of my passion towards the same and I have been into asKeygeek since 2012. Outside business and technology I’m a movie buff who spends hours together watching and learning Cinema, I do make Short Films 🙂

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