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Convert a file name path to url and vice versa in java

In this section, you will learn about the conversion from a Filename path to a URL and vice versa in the java.

String representation of the URL: 

This program also converts the Filename Path into URL. It reads a file name and converted into the URL.


The toURL() method of the File class is used to convert the file name path into the URL. This is done by creating the instance of the URL class with the toURL() method of the File class.

Here is the code of Convert the Filename Path into URL Program :



  public class ConvertFileNamePathToURL{
public static void main(String[] args)throws IOException{

    BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(;
  System.out.print("Please enter the File neme : ");
String str = in.readLine();
File file = new File(str);
URL url = null;
url = file.toURL();
System.out.println("URL : "+ url);
System.out.println("Converting process Successfully");
catch (MalformedURLException me){
System.out.println("Converting process error");

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