Python Delete Folder and Files Recursively Example

By Hardik Savani October 30, 2023 Category : Python

This is a short guide on python delete files recursively. This article will give you simple example of python remove files recursively. step by step explain python delete all files recursively. if you have questions about python remove all files recursively then I will give a simple example with a solution. You just need to do some steps to do python recursive delete.

In this example, we will use exists() and rmtree() of "os" and shutil library to delete all folder and files recursively. so let's see below example and do it.

exists() will check file is exists or not.

rmtree() will delete directory with all files recursively.

You can use these examples with python3 (Python 3) version.

let's see below simple example with output:


I have created following files on files folder and remove all files and folders:


import os
import shutil
folderPath = 'files/';
# Check Folder is exists or Not
if os.path.exists(folderPath):
    # Delete Folder code
    print("The folder has been deleted successfully!")
    print("Can not delete the folder as it doesn't exists")


The folder has been deleted successfully!

I hope it can help you...

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