Moe Moe - 3 days ago 5
Android Question

Android how to use Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory()

How can i use

Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory()
to read a a stored image from the SD card or is there a better way to do it?

Answer
Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory().getAbsolutePath()

Gives you the full path the SDCard. You can then do normal File I/O operations using standard Java.

Here's a simple example for writing a file:

String baseDir = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory().getAbsolutePath();
String fileName = "myFile.txt";

// Not sure if the / is on the path or not
File f = new File(baseDir + File.separator + fileName);
f.write(...);
f.flush();
f.close();

Edit:

Oops - you wanted an example for reading ...

String baseDir = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory().getAbsolutePath();
String fileName = "myFile.txt";

// Not sure if the / is on the path or not
File f = new File(baseDir + File.Separator + fileName);
FileInputStream fiStream = new FileInputStream(f);

byte[] bytes;

// You might not get the whole file, lookup File I/O examples for Java
fiStream.read(bytes); 
fiStream.close();
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