Python to Organize Files in a Directory in Alphabetical Order with Full Source Code For Beginners

Script to organize files in a directory (Alphabetical Order):

Run the script:

  • Open on device using a python IDE
  • Run the script
Code language: CSS (css)
  • The folder will be generated and files will be moved accordingly.

Source Code:

This script will sort and move the files in the directory
(the alphabetical order).
'apple.txt' --> 'A'
'ryan.txt' --> 'R'
'01010.txt' --> 'Misc'
import os
import shutil

filenames = []

def getfoldername(filename):
    'Test.txt' --> 't'
    '010.txt' --> 'misc'
    'zebra.txt' --> 'z'
    'Alpha@@.txt' --> 'a'
    '!@#.txt' --> 'misc'
    if filename[0].isalpha():
        return filename[0].lower()
        return 'misc'

def readdirectory():
    read the filename in the current directory and append them to a list
    global filenames
    for files in os.listdir(os.getcwd()):
        if os.path.isfile(os.path.join(os.getcwd(), files)):
    filenames.remove('')  # removing script from the file list

# getting the first letters of the file & creating a file in the current_dir
def createfolder():
    creating a folders
    global filenames
    for f in filenames:
        if os.path.isdir(getfoldername(f)):
            print("folder already created")
            print('creating folder...')

# moving the file into the proper folder
def movetofolder():
    ''(moved to) 'z'
    global filenames
    for i in filenames:
        filename = i
        file = getfoldername(i)
        source = os.path.join(os.getcwd(), filename)
        destination = os.path.join(os.getcwd(), file)
        print(f"moving {source} to {destination}")
        shutil.move(source, destination)

if __name__ == '__main__':
    movetofolder()Code language: PHP (php)

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