How do I create File object from URL?

The code snippet below use the FileUtils.toFile(URL url) method that can be found in the commons-io library to convert a URL into a File. The url protocol should be file or else null will be returned.

How do I move directory to another directory with its entire contents?

Below is an example to move one directory with all its child directory and files to another directory. We can use the FileUtils.moveDirectory() method call to simplify the process.

How do I copy directory with all its contents to another directory?

To copy a directory with the entire child directories and files we can use a handy method provided by the commons-io FileUtils.copyDirectory(). This method accept two parameters, the source directory and the destination directory. The source directory should be exist while if the destination directory doesn’t exists it will be created.