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Create Folder

Summary

Creates a folder in the specified location.

Usage

  • The output folder name must be unique.

Syntax

CreateFolder_management (out_folder_path, out_name)
ParameterExplanationData Type
out_folder_path

The disk location where the folder is created.

Folder
out_name

The folder to be created.

String

Code sample

CreateFolder Example (Python Window)

The following Python Window script demonstrates how to use the CreateFolder function in immediate mode.

import arcpy
from arcpy import env

arcpy.CreateFolder_management("C:/output", "folder1")
CreateFolder Example 2 (Stand-alone Python Script)

The following Python script demonstrates how to use the CreateFolder function in a stand-alone script.

# Name: CreateFolder_Example2.py
# Description: Create a folder
# Author: ESRI

# Import system modules
import arcpy
from arcpy import env

# Set workspace
env.workspace = "C:/data"

# Set local variables
out_folder_path = "C:/output" 
out_name = "folder1"

# Execute CreateFolder
arcpy.CreateFolder_management(out_folder_path, out_name)

Licensing information

  • ArcGIS Desktop Basic: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes

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