How To Create a Folder In Python If Not Exists
Last updated April 21, 2023 by Jarvis Silva
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a folder in python if not exists meaning if a folder is not present in the directory with that name you create it using python.
To create a folder in python we will use the builtin os module which comes preinstalled with python so you don’t need to install anything.
I will assume that you have python setup and installed on your computer. If you don’t have it, then you can follow this guide: Install and setup python.
Creating a folder in python if not exists using if else
if not os.path.exists('my_folder'):
print('folder already exists')
In the above code we use the os.path.exists(‘folder_name’) to check if the folder exists with that name then if not exists then it creates the folder with os.makedirs(‘folder_name’) else if exists it will print folder already exists and exit the program.
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