check if a folder exists in a given path and if not then create a folder there
The best way would be to use os.makedirs like,
os.makedirs(name, mode=0o777, exist_ok=False)
Recursive directory creation function. Like mkdir(), but makes a intermediate-level directories needed to contain the leaf directory.
The mode parameter is passed to mkdir() for creating the leaf directory; see the mkdir() description for how it is interpreted. To set the file permission bits of any newly-created parent directories you can set the umask before invoking makedirs(). The file permission bits of existing parent directories are not changed.
>>> import os >>> os.makedirs(path, exist_ok=True) # which will not raise an error if the `path` already exists and it # will recursively create the paths, if the preceding path doesn't exist
or if you are on
python3, using pathlib like,
Path.mkdir(mode=0o777, parents=False, exist_ok=False)
Create a new directory at this given path. If mode is given, it is combined with the process’ umask value to determine the file mode and access flags. If the path already exists, FileExistsError is raised.
If parents is true, any missing parents of this path are created as needed; they are created with the default permissions without taking mode into account (mimicking the POSIX mkdir -p command).
If parents is false (the default), a missing parent raises
FileNotFoundError. > If exist_ok is false (the default),
FileExistsErroris raised if the target directory already exists.
FileExistsErrorexceptions will be ignored (same behavior as the POSIX
mkdir -p command), but only if the last path component is not an existing non-directory file.
Changed in version 3.5: The exist_ok parameter was added.
>>> import pathlib >>> path = pathlib.Path(somepath) >>> path.mkdir(parents=True, exist_ok=True)
import os import os.path folder = "abc" os.chdir(".") print("current dir is: %s" % (os.getcwd())) if os.path.isdir(folder): print("Exists") else: print("Doesn't exists") os.mkdir(folder)
I hope this helps
pathlib application where csv files need to be created inside a csv folder under parent directory, from a xlsx file with full path (e.g., taken with Path Copy Copy) provided.
If exist_ok is true, FileExistsError exceptions will be ignored, if directory is already created.
from pathlib import Path wrkfl = 'C:/xlsx/my.xlsx' # path get from Path Copy Copy context menu xls_file = Path(wrkfl) (xls_file.parent / 'csv').mkdir(parents=True, exist_ok=True)
Getting help from the answers above, I reached this solution
if not os.path.exists(os.getcwd() + '/' + folderName): os.makedirs(os.getcwd() + '/' + folderName, exist_ok=True)
- Search for folder whether it exists or not, it will return
- Create a new folder:
import os will be required to import the module.
Hope you can write the logic using above two functions as per your requirement.
Ankit less than a minute
I want to check if a folder by the name "Output Folder" exists at the path
if the folder by the name "Output Folder" does not exist then create that folder there.
can anyone please help with providing a solution for this?
stud3nt over 2 yearsYou can use
os.path.exists('<folder_path>')to check folder exists or not.
Emily over 2 yearsDoes this answer your question? How do I check whether a file exists without exceptions?
Manthan Tilva over 2 yearsDoes this answer your question? How can I safely create a nested directory?
user8016906 about 1 yearYou should add how to import the module.
han solo 8 months@SuperUser It is