How to Create a Zip Archive of a Directory in Python?

Sep 16, 2022

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How to Create a Zip Archive of a Directory in Python?

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In this quick example, let's see How to create a zip archive of a directory in Python. This post will give you simple example of python create zip file from multiple files example. I explained simply step by step create zip file in python 3 example. let’s discuss about how to create zip file of folder in python.

In this example, we will use zipfile library to create zip archive file from folder in python. I will share with you two examples, one will create a zip file from a directory and another create a zip file from files.

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

Example 1: Create Zip File from Multiple Files


Make sure you have some dummy files in your root directory. i added example.pdf, image1.png, and image2.png files to add on zip file.

main.py

from zipfile import ZipFile

# create a ZipFile object

zipFileObj = ZipFile('demo.zip', 'w')

# Add multiple files to the zip

zipFileObj.write('example.pdf')

zipFileObj.write('image1.png')

zipFileObj.write('image2.png')

# Close the Zip File

zipFileObj.close()

print("Zip File Created Successfully.")

Output

Example 2: Create Zip File from Folder

Make sure you have created "demoDir" folder with some files. That all files we will add on zip file.

main.py

from zipfile import ZipFile

import os

from os.path import basename

# Create Function for zip file

def createZipFileFromDir(dirName, zipFileName):

# Create a ZipFile object

with ZipFile(zipFileName, 'w') as zipFileObj:

# Iterate over all the files in directory

for folderName, subfolders, filenames in os.walk(dirName):

for filename in filenames:

# Create Complete Filepath of file in directory

filePath = os.path.join(folderName, filename)

# Add file to zip

zipFileObj.write(filePath, basename(filePath))

createZipFileFromDir('demoDir', 'demoDir.zip')

print("Zip File Created Successfully.")

Output

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