You can use the visual basic code posted below (see this original post on stackoverflow) to delete a specified worksheet (the second, the third, the fourth, etc.) in a group of workbooks that you have saved in a particular folder.
So if we start with the a group of Excel files like this:
. . . and enter this code in a new module in Visual Basic:
. . . . and modify the line beginning wb.Worksheets to set a specific worksheet number, the macro will then run and delete each worksheet in the folder. It will prompt you to select the folder you want it to run on, and also make you confirm that each specified worksheet should be deleted.
When it's complete, you'll get this message:
If each workbook in the folder doesn't have the specified worksheet number, the macro will crash.
'PURPOSE: To loop through all Excel files in a user specified folder and perform a set task on them
Dim wb As Workbook
Dim myPath As String
Dim myFile As String
Dim myExtension As String
Dim FldrPicker As FileDialog
'Optimize Macro Speed
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Application.EnableEvents = False
Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual
'Retrieve Target Folder Path From User
Set FldrPicker = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
.Title = "Select A Target Folder"
.AllowMultiSelect = False
If .Show <> -1 Then GoTo NextCode
myPath = .SelectedItems(1) & "\"
'In Case of Cancel
myPath = myPath
If myPath = "" Then GoTo ResetSettings
'Target File Extension (must include wildcard "*")
myExtension = "*.xls"
'Target Path with Ending Extention
myFile = Dir(myPath & myExtension)
'Loop through each Excel file in folder
Do While myFile <> ""
'Set variable equal to opened workbook
Set wb = Workbooks.Open(Filename:=myPath & myFile)
'Change First Worksheet's Background Fill Blue
'wb.Worksheets(1).Range("A1:Z1").Interior.Color = RGB(51, 98, 174)
'Save and Close Workbook
'Get next file name
myFile = Dir
'Message Box when tasks are completed
MsgBox "Task Complete!"
'Reset Macro Optimization Settings
Application.EnableEvents = True
Application.Calculation = xlCalculationAutomatic
Application.ScreenUpdating = True