Check if a file exists without try catch

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import fileExistsSafe from '';


Check if a file exists without try catch.

  • Returns true if the path exists and is a file.
  • Returns false if the path is not a file, or does not exist.
  • Returns undefined on other errors (for example, permission denied) rather than throwing.


yarn add file-exists-safe
npm install file-exists-safe


import { fileExists, fileExistsSync, Options } from "file-exists-safe";

function fileExists(path: string, options?: Options): Promise<boolean | undefined>;

function fileExistsSync(path: string, options?: Options): boolean | undefined;

type Options = {
   * Return true if path is directory. Default: `false`
  includeDirectories?: boolean;

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