How to Remove Personal Information from a Workbook Using VBA in Microsoft Excel 2010

In this article, you will learn how to remove personal information from a workbook.

When you save a workbook, some of your personal information such as your name, company name, author name, last saved by, etc. will also be shared when you share your workbook with your colleagues, clients or friends.

Click on File menu

From Info option, you will find various details of the workbook
To prevent this information from a workbook being shared with other people, you can follow the below steps:

  • Press ALT + F11 to launch Visual Basic Editor Screen.
  • Click on Insert, select Module


  • Define a suitable name for the Macro & enter the code as follows:

Sub Remove_Personal_Information()

ActiveWorkbook.RemovePersonalInformation = True

End Sub
Press F5 key to run this code, and then save and close your workbook.

The next time you will open the workbook, you will not find personal information.


  1. Super! In the computer there can be all the info that is not neccessary for everyone, so that is essential to know all the info and how we can keep it in the system far away from everone.

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