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Determine if file or directory exists

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  1. /*
  2.   Determine if file or directory exists
  3.   This Java example shows how to determine if a particular file or directory
  4.   exists in the filesystem using exists method of Java File class.
  5. */
  6.  
  7. import java.io.*;
  8.  
  9. public class DetermineIfFileExists {
  10.  
  11.   public static void main(String[] args) {
  12.    
  13.     //create file object
  14.     File file = new File("C://FileIO/ExistsDemo.txt");
  15.    
  16.     /*
  17.      * To determine whether specified file or directory exists, use
  18.      * boolean exists() method of Java File class.
  19.      *
  20.      * This method returns true if a particular file or directory exists
  21.      * at specified path in the filesystem, false otherwise.
  22.      */
  23.    
  24.      boolean blnExists = file.exists();
  25.    
  26.      System.out.println("Does file " + file.getPath() + " exist ?: " + blnExists);
  27.   }
  28. }
  29.  
  30. /*
  31. Output would be
  32. Does file C:\FileIO\ExistsDemo.txt exist ?: true
  33. */