How to create new folder?


Question

I want to put output information of my program to a folder. if given folder does not exist, then the program should create a new folder with folder name as given in the program. Is this possible? If yes, please let me know how.

Suppose I have given folder path like "C:\Program Files\alex" and alex folder doesn't exist then program should create alex folder and should put output information in the alex folder.

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7/2/2013 8:42:14 AM

Accepted Answer

You can create a folder with os.makedirs()
and use os.path.exists() to see if it already exists:

newpath = r'C:\Program Files\arbitrary' 
if not os.path.exists(newpath):
    os.makedirs(newpath)

If you're trying to make an installer: Windows Installer does a lot of work for you.

270
10/12/2015 3:14:36 PM

You probably want os.makedirs as it will create intermediate directories as well, if needed.

import os

#dir is not keyword
def makemydir(whatever):
  try:
    os.makedirs(whatever)
  except OSError:
    pass
  # let exception propagate if we just can't
  # cd into the specified directory
  os.chdir(whatever)

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