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null safe extention for managing android files

flutter_file_extention #

Helper tools for managing files on Android.

Getting Started #

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Screenshots #

Usage #

To use this package, add these
dependency in your pubspec.yaml file.

    sdk: flutter
  path: 1.6.2
  path_provider: 0.5.0+1
  flutter_file_extention: ^0.2.0

And, add read / write permissions in your android/app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"/>

Don't forget to grant Storage permissions to your app, manually or by this plugin simple_permissions

// dart files
import 'dart:async';

// framework
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

// packages
import 'package:path_provider/path_provider.dart';
import 'package:flutter_file_extention/flutter_file_extention.dart';
import 'package:simple_permissions/simple_permissions.dart';

void main() => runApp(new MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatefulWidget {
  _MyAppState createState() => _MyAppState();

class _MyAppState extends State<MyApp> {
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      home: Scaffold(
        appBar: AppBar(
          title: Text("Flutter File Manager Example"),
        body: FutureBuilder(
            future: _files(),
            builder: (BuildContext context, AsyncSnapshot snapshot) {
              if (snapshot.connectionState == ConnectionState.done) {
                return ListView.builder(
                  itemCount: snapshot.data?.length ?? 0,
                  itemBuilder: (context, index) {
                    return ListTile(
                      title: Text(snapshot.data[index].path.split('/').last),
              } else if (snapshot.connectionState == ConnectionState.waiting) {
                return Center(child: Text("Loading"));

  _files() async {
    var root = await getExternalStorageDirectory();
    var files = await FileManager(root: root).walk().toList();
    return files;

Examples #

Features #

  • File Details
  • Search files or directories: supports regular expressions
  • Recent created files: you can exclude a list of directories from the tree
  • Directories only tree: you can exclude a list of directories from the tree
  • Files only tree: you can exclude a list of directories from the tree
  • Files list from specific point
  • Delete files
  • Delete directory
  • Temp file
  • Sorting
    • Type
    • Size
    • Date
    • Alpha
  • Filtering
    • Extensions
    • Files only
    • Directories only
  • System Tools
    • Copy
    • Rename

Contributors #

Contact me #

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null safe extention for managing android files


API reference


Icon for licenses.MIT (LICENSE)


flutter, package_info, path, path_provider


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