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The name read-only property of the FileSystemHandle interface returns the name of the entry represented by handle.


A string.


The following function allows the user to choose a file from the file picker and retrieve the name property.

// store a reference to our file handle
let fileHandle;

async function getFile() {
  // open file picker
  [fileHandle] = await window.showOpenFilePicker();

  const fileName =;


File System Standard
# ref-for-dom-filesystemhandle-name①

Browser compatibility

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See also