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Android Android Data Persistence File Storage Getting the Internal File Directory

Android Data Persistence

In the code below, call the Context method that gets the internal file directory:

public File getInternalFilePath(Context context, String fileName) {
  File fileDir = ;
  File fileToWrite = new File(fileDir, fileName);
  return file;

2 Answers


The answer to that is context.getFilesDir() - there's not much more explaining I can do with that one!


Thanx Steve..

Steve can you also help with this


The following code is similar to what you just wrote. Modify this code to only write the file if it does not already exist. Hint: Use the method from the File class that checks to see if a file exists or not.

Answered on that thread. :-)

if (FileToWrite.exists() == false) { copyResult = copyFile(in, out); }

I had altered line 16 0f the challenge to the above code but i am getting a bummer..