Check If File Exist

In this short Swift code example we will learn how to check if file exists at specified path.

  • Find a Documents directory on device
  • Check if file exists at specified file path
        let fileNameToDelete = "myFileName.txt"
        var filePath = ""
        // Fine documents directory on device
         let dirs : [String] = NSSearchPathForDirectoriesInDomains(FileManager.SearchPathDirectory.documentDirectory, FileManager.SearchPathDomainMask.allDomainsMask, true)
        if dirs.count > 0 {
            let dir = dirs[0] //documents directory
            filePath = dir.appendingFormat("/" + fileNameToDelete)
            print("Local path = \(filePath)")
        } else {
            print("Could not find local directory to store file")
        let fileManager = FileManager.default
        // Check if file exists
        if fileManager.fileExists(atPath: filePath) {
            print("File exists")
        } else {
            print("File does not exist")


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