Returns the name of the file. For security reasons, the path is excluded from this property.


var name =


A string.


// fileInput is a HTMLInputElement: <input type="file" multiple id="myfileinput">
var fileInput = document.getElementById("myfileinput");

// files is a FileList object (simliar to NodeList)
var files = fileInput.files;

for (var i = 0; i < files.length; i++) {
  alert("Filename " + files[i].name);


Specification Status Comment
File API
The definition of 'name' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit) 13.0 3.6 (1.9.2) 10.0 16.0 Not supported
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported

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