File.name

Returns the name of the file represented by a File object. For security reasons, the path is excluded from this property.

Value

A string, containing the name of the file without path, such as "My Resume.rtf".

Examples

HTML

<input type="file" id="filepicker" multiple />
<div>
  <p>List of selected files:</p>
  <ul id="output"></ul>
</div>

JavaScript

const output = document.getElementById('output');
const filepicker = document.getElementById('filepicker');

filepicker.addEventListener('change', (event) => {
  const files = event.target.files;
  output.textContent = '';

  for (const file of files) {
    const li = document.createElement('li');
    li.textContent = file.name;
    output.appendChild(li);
  }
})

Result

Specifications

Specification
File API
# dfn-name

Browser compatibility

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See also