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Parent Directory 

The following example shows how to get parent directory of the given file. You can observe that the parent directory of root file system is null.

File Name  :  
com/bethecoder/tutorials/io/ParentDirectory.java 
Author  :  Sudhakar KV
Email  :  kvenkatasudhakar@gmail.com
   
package com.bethecoder.tutorials.io;

import java.io.File;

public class ParentDirectory {

  /**
   @param args
   */
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    File directory = new File("C:\\NEW\\NEW_SUB");
    System.out.println("Directory : " + directory);
    
    System.out.println("Parent Directory : " 
        directory.getParentFile());
    System.out.println("Parent Parent Directory : " 
        directory.getParentFile().getParentFile());
    System.out.println("Parent Parent Parent Directory : " 
        directory.getParentFile().getParentFile().getParentFile());
    
  }

}
   

It gives the following output,
Directory : C:\NEW\NEW_SUB
Parent Directory : C:\NEW
Parent Parent Directory : C:\
Parent Parent Parent Directory : null


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