C C++ Java Data Structure Python JavaScript CSS Ajax PL/SQL PHP Puzzles C programs C++ programs Java programs

Home » Java programs » Java file handling programs

Java program to check whether a file is hidden or not

In this java program, we are going to learn, how to check whether a file is hidden or not? Method isHidden() of "File" class is used to check it.
Submitted by IncludeHelp, on October 27, 2017

Given a file, and we have to check whether it is hidden or not using Java program?

File. isHidden()

This is a method of "File" class, which returns true if a file has hidden property and return false if it is not.

In this program, we are using a file named "includehelp.txt" which is stored in "E:\" in my system, program will check its hidden property and returns the result.

Program to check file is hidden or not in java

import java.io.*;

public class IsHidden 
  public static void main(String[] args) 
  {  // enter the file name here.
	 // create file object.
     File file = new File("E:/includehelp.txt");
     // this will check is the file hidden or not.
     boolean blnHidden = file.isHidden();
     // return result in true or false condition.
     System.out.println("Is the file " + file.getPath() + " hidden ?: " + blnHidden);


Is the file E:\includehelp.txt hidden ?: false

Here, we are using an another method file.getPath() which returns the file name with path of that file, which is used while creating an object of “File” class.