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How to get full path of selected file on change of using javascript, jquery-ajax?

How to get full path of file while selecting file using <input type=‘file’>

<input type="file" id="fileUpload">
<script type="text/javascript">
function getFilePath(){
     $('input[type=file]').change(function () {
         var filePath=$('#fileUpload').val(); 
     });
}
</script>

but the filePath var contains only name of selected file, not the full path.
I searched it on net, but it seems that for security reasons browsers (FF,chrome) just give name of file.
Is there any other way to get full path of selected file?

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Answer

For security reasons browsers do not allow this, i.e. JavaScript in browser has no access to the File System, however using HTML5 File API, only Firefox provides a mozFullPath property, but if you try to get the value it returns an empty string:

$('input[type=file]').change(function () {
    console.log(this.files[0].mozFullPath);
});

https://jsfiddle.net/SCK5A/

So don’t waste your time.

edit: If you need the file’s path for reading a file you can use the FileReader API instead. Here is a related question on SO: Preview an image before it is uploaded.

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