.exists()

Published Jun 25, 2022Updated May 15, 2024
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The .exists() method checks whether a given file or folder exists in the operating system’s directory.

Syntax

os.path.exists(path_string)

The path_string must be a string or byte data type that represents a file or folder.

Codebyte Example

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