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 – If 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 demonstrates the use of getAbsoluteFile() method of File class. The example presented might be simple however it shows the behaviour of the getAbsoluteFile() method of File class. Basically 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 getAbsoluteFile() 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