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Thread: File checker not working

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    Default File checker not working

    Hey guys, writing something simple to see if a file exists and print a string if it does, not sure what is wrong with it though.

    import java.util.*;
     
    /**
     *
     * @author root
     */
    public class Myfilemaker {
        String firstFilepath;
     
        public static void main(String[] args) {
     
     
            Scanner user_input = new Scanner(System.in);
     
            String firstFilepath;
            System.out.println("File to search for: ");
            firstFilepath = user_input.next();
     
            System.out.println();
            System.out.println("Searching for " + firstFilepath + "\n");
            System.out.println(); 
     
     
            if (firstFilepath.exists()){                // <<< here is the error: "Cant find Symbol Method exists()"
                    System.out.println("File found");
            }
            else
            {
                  System.out.println("File not found");
                    }
     
    }
    }


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    Default Re: File checker not working

    That's a String not a file.

    But I also know next to nothing about file I/O....and Java in general. So maybe I'm completely wrong lol

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    Default Re: File checker not working

    You are 100% correct. OP is trying to work with the file name as a String instead of creating an instance of the File class.
    Improving the world one idiot at a time!

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