Using Shell in VBA

I am writing code to open a .csv file in access and then save this as an .xls file. I can open the file using shell but haven't been able to manipulate excel. I've tried the AppActive method but it doesn't seem to change the focus to the excel file. Here is the code I'm struggling with.

csvfile = Shell("excel.exe" & " " & TargetFile, vbNormalFocus)

AppActivate csvfile
SendKeys "%F"
SendKeys "A"
SendKeys excelfile 'rename the file as an .xls

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