File createNewFile() method in Java with Examples
The createNewFile() function is a part of File class in Java . This function creates new empty file. The function returns true if the abstract file path does not exist and a new file is created. It returns false if the filename already exists.
public boolean createNewFile()
boolean var = file.createNewFile();
Parameters: This method does not accept any parameter.
Return Type: The function returns boolean data type representing whether the new file is created or not.
Exception: This method throws following exceptions:
- IO Exception: if input output error occurs
- Security Exception: if the write access to the file is denied
Below programs illustrates the use of createNewFile() function:
Example 1: The file “F:\\program1.txt” does not exist
Example 2: The file “F:\\program.txt” is a existing file in F: Directory.
File already exists
Note: The programs might not run in an online IDE. Please use an offline IDE and set the path of the file.