Check whether the file exists or not?

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Without using the try statement, how can I see whether my file exists or not?
Apr 13, 2018 in Python by 93.lynn
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5 answers to this question.

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Simply import the "os" module and using the "exists" function, it will return a boolean value as True/ False. Write the below command:


You can also check whether the desired path is a directory or a file. For that, use the below command:

answered Apr 13, 2018 by anto.trigg4
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you can use os.path.isfile

answered Oct 18, 2018 by abc
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You have the os.path.exists function:

import os.path

This returns True for both files and directories but you can instead use


to test if it's a file specifically. It follows symlinks.

answered Oct 18, 2018 by Nabarupa
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You can use the following command to check the availability of your file

import os.path
if os.path.isfile(filepath):
answered Oct 18, 2018 by Hemanth
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Use this

import os
os.path.exists(path) # Returns whether the path (directory or file) exists or not
os.path.isfile(path) # Returns whether the file exists or not
answered Oct 18, 2018 by reyam

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