File isHidden() method in Java with Examples

The isHidden() function is a part of File class in Java . This function determines whether the is a file or Directory denoted by the abstract filename is Hidden or not.The function returns true if the abstract file path is Hidden else return false.

Function signature:

public boolean isHidden()

Syntax:



file.isHidden()

Parameters: This method does not accept any parameter.

Return Type The function returns boolean data type representing whether a file is hidden or not

Exception: This method throws Security Exception if the write access to the file is denied

Below programs illustrates the use of isHidden() function:

Example 1: The file “F:\\program.txt” is not hidden

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// Java program to demonstrate
// isHidden() method of File Class
  
import java.io.*;
  
public class solution {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
  
        // Get the file
        File f = new File("F:\\program.txt");
  
        // Check if the specified file
        // is Hidden or not
        if (f.isHidden())
            System.out.println("File Hidden");
        else
            System.out.println("File Not Hidden");
    }
}

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Output:

File Hidden

Example 2: The file “F:\\program1.txt” is hidden

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// Java program to demonstrate
// isHidden() method of File Class
  
import java.io.*;
  
public class solution {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
  
        // Get the file
        File f = new File("F:\\program1.txt");
  
        // Check if the specified file
        // is Hidden or not
        if (f.isHidden())
            System.out.println("File Hidden");
        else
            System.out.println("File Not Hidden");
    }
}

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Output:

File Not Hidden

Note: The programs might not run in an online IDE. Please use an offline IDE and set the path of the file.



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