Re: Is It Possible to Make Java Find a File on Your Computer?

"Andrew Thompson" <u32984@uwe>
Mon, 13 Aug 2007 22:42:26 GMT
Manish Pandit wrote:

On Aug 13, 2:38 pm, "" <>

Hi everyone!

'search disk for Excel'

Consider using configuration/properties file and have your code read
it. Something like:


Alternatively you can have a comma separated list of possible
locations and have your code check every one of them. If all
configured locations fail, have the user browse to the location and
double click the file himself, ...

And/Or offer a 'search' facility to the end user.

See File.list() and File.listFiles() (as well as variants
that accept FileFilter's). Those methods combined
wih File.isDirectory() in a recursive loop applied to
any volume, should be able to list and check every
file on the given volume. it is possible that he may not have
excel installed on his box (I dont!).

I use OpenOffice (neither do I).

Andrew Thompson

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