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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

Derived Output

NameExplanationData Type
out_folder

The new output folder

Folder

Code sample

CreateFolder example 1 (Python window)

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

import arcpy
arcpy.CreateFolder_management("C:/output", "folder1")
CreateFolder example 2 (stand-alone 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

# Import system modules
import arcpy

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

# Execute CreateFolder
arcpy.CreateFolder_management(out_folder_path, out_name)

Licensing information

  • Basic: Yes
  • Standard: Yes
  • Advanced: Yes

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