Window.showDirectoryPicker()

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The showDirectoryPicker() method of the Window interface displays a directory picker which allows the user to select a directory.

Syntax

var FileSystemDirectoryHandle = Window.showDirectoryPicker();

Parameters

None.

Return value

A FileSystemDirectoryHandle.

Exceptions

AbortError

Thrown if the user dismisses the prompt without making a selection, or if the user agent deems the selected content to be too sensitive or dangerous

Examples

This asynchronous function shows a directory picker and returns a FileSystemDirectoryHandle once selected.

async function getDir() {
  const dirHandle = await window.showDirectoryPicker();

  // run code for dirHandle
}

Specifications

Specification
File System Access
# api-showdirectorypicker

Browser compatibility

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See also