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

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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 −

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:26