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Android Android Data Persistence File Storage Writing to Internal Storage

Where do I add "if" statement?

can't figure this one out. the video didn't provide an answer. What method checks if a file exists? i tried File.exists() method but that didn't work.

import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.FileNotFoundException;
import java.io.IOException;

public class FileUtilities {

  public static boolean copyResult;

  public static void saveAssetImage(Context context, String assetName) {
    File fileToWrite = new File(context.getFilesDir(), assetName);
    AssetManager assetManager = context.getAssets();

    try {
      InputStream in = assetManager.open(assetName);
      FileOutputStream out = new FileOutputStream(fileToWrite);
      copyResult = copyFile(in, out);
    } catch(FileNotFoundException e) {
    } catch (IOException e) {

  private static boolean copyFile(InputStream in, FileOutputStream out) {
    // Copy magic intentionally omitted
    return true;

1 Answer

You want to negate that test ... you're looking to see if it doesn't already exist, I think.

Have a look at my response in this post to see if that helps.

If not, shout back.


yes this worked! Thank you!