Check whether the file is hidden or not in Java


The method java.io.File.isHidden() is used to check whether the given file specified by the abstract path name is a hidden file in Java. This method returns true if the file specified by the abstract path name is hidden and false otherwise.

A program that demonstrates this is given as follows −

Example

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import java.io.File;
public class Demo {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      try {
         File file = new File("demo1.txt");
         file.createNewFile();
         System.out.println("Is file hidden? " + file.isHidden());
      } catch(Exception e) {
         e.printStackTrace();
      }
   }
}

The output of the above program is as follows −

Output

Is file hidden? false

Now let us understand the above program.

The method java.io.File.isHidden() is used to check whether the given file specified by the abstract path name is a hidden file and the boolean value that is returned by the method is printed. A code snippet that demonstrates this is given as follows −

try {
   File file = new File("demo1.txt");
   file.createNewFile();
   System.out.println("Is file hidden? " + file.isHidden());
} catch(Exception e) {
   e.printStackTrace();
}

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019

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