I need to check to see if there are any folders that exist ( empty or with data) within another folder. I am trying to create a custom tool that will check that.
so if there is any folder within a folder, the tool will display some message.
Any help on creating such a python script will be very helpful: ) thanks!
python's os.path, pathlib, glob and arcpy's da.Walk
all have means to traverse a folder structure and return various bits of info (eg list of folders and their files etc)
have a look and see what suits your particular needs
Thank you a lot. I know da.walk can walk top to bottom, but i think my problem is about writing the actual code. like how to do check simply if there is a file folder within a file folder ?
Using the os module:
import os root_dir = r"C:\yourFolderNameHere" subdir = [ i for i in os.listdir(root_dir) if os.path.isdir(os.path.join(root_dir, i)) ] if subdir: # handle having subdirectories
This will create a Python list with the name of all folders that exist within your root_directory folder. If there are no folders, the result will be an empty list, which is falsy when evaluated with an if statement.