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Get list of files in a folder

Tonight's tip shows how to perform another basic task using a basic Python script. Using Python IDLE 3.4.2, we'll get a list of all of the Excel files in this directory:

Open Python IDLE and import the glob module.

>>> import glob

Then use this command to generate a list of the files with particular extension in the specified directory. >>> glob.glob("C:\FooFolder\python\*.xlsx")

These results are returned:

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