How to get the Parent Directory of a File in Java


If you have an absolute path of a file available in file system and you want to obtain the reference of its parent directory you can use getParent() or getParentFile() methods of File class

File file = new File("D:\\Java\\Example.java");

String parentPath = file.getParent();             

File parentDir = file.getParentFile();

 

 

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