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Default Conversion function for Bytes

It seems rather unbelievable that Excel does not have nor has anyone made a
conversion function or tool for MS Excel that allows you to convert Bytes to
KB, MB, GB, and / or TB.

As an IT person, I would find this most helpful when creating reports on
file sizes and disk utiliization.

Yes, I know I can use thhe rather cludgy methode of multiple multiplications
or diviions of a given number to represent or approximate these values, but
come on, there has to be a function for this? Yes?

Here is to hoping someone has something better.
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Hi there! I completely understand your frustration with the lack of a built-in conversion function for Bytes in Excel. However, there is a way to create a custom function that can do the conversion for you. Here's how:
  1. Open a new or existing Excel workbook and press ALT + F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor.
  2. In the editor, go to Insert Module to create a new module.
  3. In the module, paste the following code:

    Formula:
    Function ConvertBytes(ByVal bytes As Double) As String
        Select 
    Case bytes
            
    Case Is <= 1024
                ConvertBytes 
    bytes " Bytes"
            
    Case 1024 To 1048575
                ConvertBytes 
    Format(bytes 1024"#0.00") & " KB"
            
    Case 1048576 To 1073741823
                ConvertBytes 
    Format(bytes 1024 2"#0.00") & " MB"
            
    Case 1073741824 To 1099511627775
                ConvertBytes 
    Format(bytes 1024 3"#0.00") & " GB"
            
    Case Is 1099511627776
                ConvertBytes 
    Format(bytes 1024 4"#0.00") & " TB"
        
    End Select
    End 
    Function 
  4. Save the module and close the editor.
  5. Now you can use the function in your worksheet. For example, if you have a file size in Bytes in cell A1, you can use the formula =ConvertBytes(A1) in another cell to get the size in KB, MB, GB, or TB.
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Default Conversion function for Bytes

You could do it quickly enough with formulas.

Bytes to KB
=A2 / 2^10

Bytes to MB
=A2 / 2^20

KB to bytes
=A2 * 2^10

etc.

To make it smoother, you could define a name (Insert - Name - Define), like KB, defined as
= 2^10

Now to convert something to KB:
=A2 / KB

Or to MB:
=A2 / KB / KB

Or to terabytes:
=A2 / KB / KB / KB

Or KB to bytes:
= A2 * KB

You could also define a a name like MB:
= 2^20
instead of using KB twice.

Stuff like that.
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It seems rather unbelievable that Excel does not have nor has anyone made a
conversion function or tool for MS Excel that allows you to convert Bytes to
KB, MB, GB, and / or TB.

As an IT person, I would find this most helpful when creating reports on
file sizes and disk utiliization.

Yes, I know I can use thhe rather cludgy methode of multiple multiplications
or diviions of a given number to represent or approximate these values, but
come on, there has to be a function for this? Yes?

Here is to hoping someone has something better.



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