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File Picker

A package that allows you to use the native file explorer to pick single or multiple files, with extensions filtering support.

Currently supported features

  • Uses OS default native pickers
  • Supports multiple platforms (Mobile, Web, Desktop and Flutter GO)
  • Pick files using custom format filtering — you can provide a list of file extensions (pdf, svg, zip, etc.)
  • Pick files from cloud files (GDrive, Dropbox, iCloud)
  • Single or multiple file picks
  • Different default type filtering (media, image, video, audio or any)
  • Picking directories
  • Load file data immediately into memory (Uint8List) if needed;
  • Open a save-file / save-as dialog (a dialog that lets the user specify the drive, directory, and name of a file to save)

If you have any feature that you want to see in this package, please feel free to issue a suggestion. 🎉

Compatibility Chart

API Android iOS Linux macOS Windows Web
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saveFile() :x: :x: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: :x:

See the API section of the File Picker Wiki or the official API reference on pub.dev for further details.


See the File Picker Wiki for every detail on about how to install, setup and use it.

File Picker Wiki

  1. Installation
  2. Setup
  3. API
  4. FAQ
  5. Troubleshooting


Quick simple usage example:

Single file

FilePickerResult? result = await FilePicker.platform.pickFiles();

if (result != null) {
  File file = File(result.files.single.path);
} else {
  // User canceled the picker

Multiple files

FilePickerResult? result = await FilePicker.platform.pickFiles(allowMultiple: true);

if (result != null) {
  List<File> files = result.paths.map((path) => File(path)).toList();
} else {
  // User canceled the picker

Multiple files with extension filter

FilePickerResult? result = await FilePicker.platform.pickFiles(
  type: FileType.custom,
  allowedExtensions: ['jpg', 'pdf', 'doc'],

Pick a directory

String? selectedDirectory = await FilePicker.platform.getDirectoryPath();

if (selectedDirectory == null) {
  // User canceled the picker

Save-file / save-as dialog

String? outputFile = await FilePicker.platform.saveFile(
  dialogTitle: 'Please select an output file:',
  fileName: 'output-file.pdf',

if (outputFile == null) {
  // User canceled the picker

Load result and file details

FilePickerResult? result = await FilePicker.platform.pickFiles();

if (result != null) {
  PlatformFile file = result.files.first;

} else {
  // User canceled the picker

Pick and upload a file to Firebase Storage with Flutter Web

FilePickerResult? result = await FilePicker.platform.pickFiles();

if (result != null) {
  Uint8List fileBytes = result.files.first.bytes;
  String fileName = result.files.first.name;
  // Upload file
  await FirebaseStorage.instance.ref('uploads/$fileName').putData(fileBytes);

For full usage details refer to the Wiki above.

Example App











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