On this document we will be showing a java example on how to use the getAbsoluteFile() method of File Class. This method Returns the absolute form of this abstract pathname. Equivalent to new File(this.getAbsolutePath()).


  • SecurityException –┬áIf a required system property value cannot be accessed.

Method Syntax

public File getAbsoluteFile()

Method Argument

Data Type Parameter Description

Method Returns

This method returns a File which denotes the absolute abstract pathname denoting the same file or directory as this abstract pathname


Requires Java 1.2 and up

Java File getAbsoluteFile() Example

Below is a java code┬ádemonstrates the use of getAbsoluteFile()┬ámethod of File class. The example presented might be simple however it shows the behaviour of the getAbsoluteFile()┬ámethod of File class.┬áBasically we have put a check first if the file exists or not. If the file exists based on the return value of the exists() method, we print the result of the┬ágetAbsoluteFile() method to illustrate it’s behaviour.

Sample Output

Below is the sample output when you run the above example.

java lang File getAbsoluteFile() example output

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