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Sunday, June 5, 2011

How to CreateFolder in C# (.NET) / How to Create a Directory in C# (VB.NET)

How to check if a directory exists in C# / How to check if a folder exists in C#

Many times backups are created in a new folder with name as date etc. The following snippet checks if directory exists in the particular path and creates it

private static void CreateFolder()
        //This example creates a new folder under MyDocuments

            string folderName = Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.MyDocuments);

            string userName = Environment.UserName;

            folderName = Path.Combine(folderName, userName);

            if (Directory.Exists(folderName) == false)


How to combine two paths in .NET

The example combines two paths using Path.Combine method.

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