In this section we will be tackling on how to check a file if it exists or not

Check file exists in java

Java File class have a method exists() from a give filename declared in the constructor of this class. The exists method return a boolean value, true if the file or folder exists or not.

Sample Source code:

package com.javatutorialhq.tutorial;


public class JavaFileCheckExistence {

	 * This java sample code shows how check exists or not
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	public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
		File f = new File("C:\\temp\\testFolder\\");
		if (f.exists()) {
			System.out.println("File " + f.getCanonicalPath() + " exists");
		} else {
			System.out.println("Error, file does not exists");



Sample output:

File C:\temp\testFolder\ exists

This java source code just basically checks if the file exists or not. Prints the result and exit.