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Thread: File checker not working

  1. #1
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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("Searching for " + firstFilepath + "\n");
            if (firstFilepath.exists()){                // <<< here is the error: "Cant find Symbol Method exists()"
                    System.out.println("File found");
                  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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