Ionic Native - Native plugins for ionic apps

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import ionicNativeFile from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@ionic-native/file';


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$ ionic cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-file
$ npm install @ionic-native/file

Usage Documentation

Plugin Repo: https://github.com/apache/cordova-plugin-file

This plugin implements a File API allowing read/write access to files residing on the device.

The File class implements static convenience functions to access files and directories.


import { File } from '@ionic-native/file/ngx';

constructor(private file: File) { }


this.file.checkDir(this.file.dataDirectory, 'mydir').then(_ => console.log('Directory exists')).catch(err =>
  console.log('Directory doesn't exist'));

This plugin is based on several specs, including : The HTML5 File API http: //www.w3.org/TR/FileAPI/ The (now-defunct) Directories and System extensions Latest: http: //www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-file-system-api-20120417/ Although most of the plugin code was written when an earlier spec was current: http: //www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-file-system-api-20110419/ It also implements the FileWriter spec : http: //dev.w3.org/2009/dap/file-system/file-writer.html

Supported platforms

  • Android
    • Browser
    • iOS
    • macOS
    • Windows