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Flutter plugin for getting commonly used locations on host platform file systems, such as the temp and app data directories.

path_provider #

pub package

A Flutter plugin for finding commonly used locations on the filesystem. Supports Android, iOS, Linux, macOS and Windows. Not all methods are supported on all platforms.

Android iOS Linux macOS Windows
Support SDK 16+ 12.0+ Any 10.14+ Windows 10+

Usage #

To use this plugin, add path_provider as a dependency in your pubspec.yaml file.

Example #

final Directory tempDir = await getTemporaryDirectory();

final Directory appDocumentsDir = await getApplicationDocumentsDirectory();

final Directory? downloadsDir = await getDownloadsDirectory();

Supported platforms and paths #

Directories support by platform:

Directory Android iOS Linux macOS Windows
Temporary ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Application Support ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Application Library ❌️ ✔️ ❌️ ✔️ ❌️
Application Documents ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Application Cache ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
External Storage ✔️ ❌️ ❌️
External Cache Directories ✔️ ❌️ ❌️
External Storage Directories ✔️ ❌️ ❌️
Downloads ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

Testing #

path_provider now uses a PlatformInterface, meaning that not all platforms share a single PlatformChannel-based implementation. With that change, tests should be updated to mock PathProviderPlatform rather than PlatformChannel.

See this path_provider test for an example.

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Flutter plugin for getting commonly used locations on host platform file systems, such as the temp and app data directories.

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Topics

#files #path-provider #paths

Documentation

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License

BSD-3-Clause (LICENSE)

Dependencies

flutter, path_provider_android, path_provider_foundation, path_provider_linux, path_provider_platform_interface, path_provider_windows

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