Remove Directory in Python

Python – Remove Directory

To remove a director in Python, import shutil library, call shutil.rmtree() function, and pass the directory path as argument.

The syntax to call shutil.rmtree() function to remove a directory is

import shutil

shutil.rmtree('path_to_directory')

All the files and sub-directories would be lost.

Example

In the following program, we will remove the directory “myfolder”

Directory

Python Program

import shutil

directory_path = 'myfolder'

try :
	shutil.rmtree(source, target)
	print('Directory removed successfully.')
except:
	print('Could not remove directory.')
	print('An exception occurred.')

Output

Directory removed successfully.

After Directory Removed

Summary

In this tutorial of Python Examples, we learned how to remove or delete a directory using shutil.rmtree() function, with the help of examples.