Open File in Another Directory (Python)

If you know the full path to the file you can just do something similar to this. However if you question directly relates to relative paths, that I am unfamiliar with and would have to research and test.

path = 'C:\\Users\\Username\\Path\\To\\File'

with open(path, 'w') as f:


Here is a way to do it relatively instead of absolute. Not sure if this works on windows, you will have to test it.

import os

cur_path = os.path.dirname(__file__)

new_path = os.path.relpath('..\\subfldr1\\testfile.txt', cur_path)
with open(new_path, 'w') as f:

Edit 2: One quick note about __file__, this will not work in the interactive interpreter due it being ran interactively and not from an actual file.

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