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Dec 16, 2012

Here I will explain how to get full path of uploaded file from fileupload control from client machine in Firefox or IE in using C#, VB.NET.


In many forums I saw the question like How to get full path from fileupload control from client machine?

For this question answer is we don’t have chance to get full path of uploaded file from fileupload control because of some security reasons browsers will return only file name instead of full file path from client machine.  

If you want to get full path of uploaded file from fileupload control from client machine we need to save that file in our application folder from that we can get path of that file like as shown below

string filename = Path.GetFileName(fileUpload1.PostedFile.FileName);
string filepath = "Files/"+filename;
If you want see it in complete example check below post

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sunny okoro said...

You are doing a great job boss, pls kp it up.

javeed said...


i am using file upload control inside the update panel. in my page there are max of 5-6 buttons are present when we click on any button the page postbacks and the path is getting cleared from the fileuploader. is there any way to hold value inside the file uploader.

Please give me the solution for this as soon as possible...

ashu said...

how i retrieve video which was uploaded by fileupload control

prasad R said...

string path = @"D:\emp.xlsx";

deepti thakur said...

Wrong total wrong, i think you dont know about the security of browsers or iis, you never ever access the full path of the client file in server it will always return (fakepath) because the security policy (ya it is working if client and server exist in same server i.e local server)

krish said...

very good

Sohil Sanghavi said...

I want the full path using jquery. How would i get it?

bilal amar said...

sir can You please show us, how to upload and download file in thought FTP

Bhuva Bhavesh said...

Very Good Example
Thank You.......

Anonymous said...

@deepti thakur - Here it will store file on server and not in the client pc. So it will access the file path.

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