How do I get the absolute path of a file in Java?

The following code snippet shows you how to get the absolute path of a file. To do this we use the java.io.File object getAbsolutePath() method.

package org.kodejava.example.io;

import java.io.File;

public class AbsolutePathExample {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Create an instance of File called file.
        File file = new File("README.md");

        // Now we want to know where is exactly this file is located in our file 
        // system. To do this we can use the getAbsolutePath() method of the File
        // class.
        String absolutePath = file.getAbsolutePath();

        // Print out the JavaProgrammingBook.pdf location to the console.
        System.out.println("AbsolutePath = " + absolutePath);
    }
}

Here is the result of the program:

AbsolutePath = C:\Users\wsaryada\Documents\Projects\kodejava.project\README.md

Wayan

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2 Comments

  1. I have tried this but got the path as E:\Apache Software Foundation\Apache Tomcat 8.0.27\bin\Brandlogo.zip

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