Non-standard: This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.


The getFile method allows to retrieve a read-only snapshot of the handled file in the form of a File object.


var request = instanceOfFileHandle.getFile();


A DOMRequest object. In case of success, the request's result is a File object.


This feature is not part of any current specification. It is no longer on track to become a standard.

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