# Get the path of the file selected in the JFileChooser component with Java

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

To get the path of the selected file, at first get the selected file −

java.io.File f = file.getSelectedFile();

Now, get the path of the selected file which we will get using the above method −

System.err.println(f.getPath());

The following is an example to get the path of the file selected in the JFileChooser component −

## Example

package my;
import javax.swing.JFileChooser;
public class SwingDemo {
public static void main(String[] args) {
JFileChooser file = new JFileChooser();
file.setMultiSelectionEnabled(true);
file.setFileSelectionMode(JFileChooser.FILES_AND_DIRECTORIES);
file.setFileHidingEnabled(false);
if (file.showOpenDialog(null) == JFileChooser.APPROVE_OPTION) {
java.io.File f = file.getSelectedFile();
System.err.println(f.getPath());
}
}
}

## Output

On clicking “Open” above, the path of the selected file is displayed in the Console −

Published on 04-Jun-2019 09:37:21