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Is it possible to find a file in Java and then automatically make a copy (duplicate) of that file. For example, one class is created to find the desired file and then another class is created to automatically make a copy of that file.

If you know the name of the file and the directory it is in, you can use listFiles() to get a list of all files, and isDirectory() to determine if it is a directory you want to traverse.

If it put a file somewhere on the file system, you might have some issues.

If you want to copy a file see the Files class.


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Artemus Harper


I have a Masters in computer science. I can answer questions on core J2SE, swing and graphics. Please no questions about JSP or J2ME.


I have experience in Core Java, good background in Java swing/gui, some experience with JNI, Java reflection. Some experience in bio-informatics. Basics in c++ and c#

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MS in Computer Science from Washington State University and a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from Central Washington University.

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