Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

The File interface provides information about files and allows JavaScript in a web page to access their content.

File objects are generally retrieved from a FileList object returned as a result of a user selecting files using the <input> element, or from a drag and drop operation's DataTransfer object.

A File object is a specific kind of Blob, and can be used in any context that a Blob can. In particular, FileReader, URL.createObjectURL(), createImageBitmap(), the body option to fetch(), and XMLHttpRequest.send() accept both Blobs and Files.

See Using files from web applications for more information and examples.

Blob File



Returns a newly constructed File.

Instance properties

The File interface also inherits properties from the Blob interface.

File.lastModified Read only

Returns the last modified time of the file, in millisecond since the UNIX epoch (January 1st, 1970 at Midnight).

File.lastModifiedDate Deprecated Read only Non-standard

Returns the last modified Date of the file referenced by the File object. Read only

Returns the name of the file referenced by the File object.

File.webkitRelativePath Read only

Returns the path the URL of the File is relative to.

Instance methods

The File interface also inherits methods from the Blob interface.


File API
# file-section

Browser compatibility

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See also