gives True if the directory with the specified name exists, and gives False otherwise.


  • In DirectoryQ["name"], name is interpreted relative to your current directory.
  • DirectoryQ[File["name"]] is also supported


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Basic Examples  (2)

Check if the name corresponds to a directory:

The result is False if the file is not a directory or does not exist:

Scope  (1)

Check if the name specified as a File object corresponds to a directory:

Introduced in 2008
Updated in 2016