How to Convert Excel to CSV without Opening (4 Easy Methods)

If you are looking for some special tricks to convert Excel to CSV without opening, you’ve come to the right place. In Microsoft Excel, there are numerous ways to convert Excel to CSV without opening. In this article, we’ll discuss three methods to convert Excel to CSV without opening. Let’s follow the complete guide to learn all of this.


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4 Easy Methods to Convert Excel to CSV

We will use three effective and tricky methods to convert Excel to CSV without opening in the following section. This section provides extensive details on three methods. You should learn and apply all of these, as they improve your thinking capability and Excel knowledge.


1. Using ‘Save As’ Command to Convert Excel to CSV

Here, we will demonstrate how to convert Excel to CSV using Save As Command. Let us first introduce you to our Excel worksheet so that you are able to understand what we are trying to accomplish with this article. There is one worksheet in our Excel workbook. Sheet1 is the worksheet, its data are shown in the following picture.

Using Save As Command to Convert Excel to CSV

Let’s walk through the steps to convert Excel to CSV.

📌 Steps:

  • Firstly, go to the File tab.

Using Save As Command to Convert Excel to CSV

  • Next, select Save As and click on CSV(Comma delimited). Then, click on the Save button. As a result, the CSV file will be saved in the folder where the previous xlsx file is saved. If you want to save the new CSV format file in another location, you should click on the Browse option and specify a folder where you want to save the new format file.

  • Now, you can see the CSV file in the following picture.

  • As a consequence, you will be able to convert Excel to CSV. If you want to open the file, you have to right-click on it and select the Open with option. Then select Notepad.

Using Save As Command to Convert Excel to CSV

  • Finally, you will be able to convert the Excel file into a CSV file like the following.

Using Save As Command to Convert Excel to CSV

Read More: How to Convert Excel File to CSV Format (5 Easy Ways)


2. Convert Excel to CSV as ‘CSV UTF-8’ Format

Here, we will use another method to convert Excel to CSV by using the CSV UTF-8 option. Let’s walk through the steps to convert Excel to CSV.

📌 Steps:

  • Firstly, go to the File tab.

Convert Excel to CSV as 'CSV UTF-8' Format

  • Next, select Save As and click on CSV UTF-8 (Comma delimited). Then, click on the Save button. As a result, the CSV file will be saved in the folder where the previous xlsx file is saved. If you want to save the new CSV format file in another location, you should click on the Browse option and specify a folder where you want to save the new format file.

Convert Excel to CSV as 'CSV UTF-8' Format

  • Now, you can see the CSV file in the following picture.

  • As a consequence, you will be able to convert Excel to CSV. If you want to open the file, you have to right-click on it and select Open with Then select Notepad.

Convert Excel to CSV as 'CSV UTF-8' Format

  • Finally, you will be able to convert the Excel file into a CSV file like the following.

Convert Excel to CSV as 'CSV UTF-8' Format

Read More: Convert Excel to Comma Delimited CSV File (2 Easy Ways)


3. Embedding VBA Code to Convert Excel to CSV

By using a simple code, you will be able to convert Excel to CSV. You have to follow the following steps.

📌 Steps:

  • Firstly, press Alt+F11 to open the VBA editor. Select Insert > Module.

Embedding VBA Code to Convert Excel to CSV

  • Next, you have to type the following code:
Sub convert_Excel_to_csv()
Dim ws1 As Worksheet
Dim path_1 As String
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
path_1 = ActiveWorkbook.path & "" & Left(ActiveWorkbook.Name, InStr(ActiveWorkbook.Name, ".") - 1)
For Each ws1 In Worksheets
ws1.Copy
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:=path_1 & "" & ws1.Name & ".csv", FileFormat:=xlCSV, CreateBackup:=False
ActiveWorkbook.Close False
Next
 Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub
  • Afterward, close the Visual Basic window. After that press ALT+F8.
  • When the Macro dialogue box opens, select convert_Excel_to_csv  in the Macro name. Click on Run.

  • Now, you can see the CSV file in the following picture.

  • As a consequence, you will be able to convert Excel to CSV. If you want to open the file, you have to right-click on it and select the Open with option. Then select Notepad.

Embedding VBA Code to Convert Excel to CSV

  • Finally, you will be able to convert the Excel file into a CSV file like the following.

Read More: How to Apply Macro to Convert Multiple Excel Files to CSV Files


4. Convert Excel to CSV without Opening Using Online Converter

Here, we will use another method to convert Excel to CSV by using an online website converter. Let’s walk through the steps to convert Excel to CSV.

📌 Steps:

Convert Excel to CSV without Opening Using Online Converter

  • Next, select the file from your computer that you would like to convert Excel to CSV and click on Open.

Convert Excel to CSV without Opening Using Online Converter

  • Now, select CSV as a conversion option and click on Convert.

Convert Excel to CSV without Opening Using Online Converter

  • Finally, you will be able to convert Excel to CSV and click on Download to download the file.

  • Now, you can see the CSV file in the following picture.

Convert Excel to CSV without Opening Using Online Converter

  • As a consequence, you will be able to convert Excel to CSV. If you want to open the file, you have to right-click on it and select the Open with option. Then select Notepad.

Convert Excel to CSV without Opening Using Online Converter

  • Finally, you will be able to convert the Excel file into a CSV file like the following.

Read More: How to Convert Excel Files to CSV Automatically (3 Easy Methods)


Conclusion

That’s the end of today’s session. I strongly believe that from now you may convert Excel to CSV without opening it. If you have any queries or recommendations, please share them in the comments section below.

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