How to convert a multipart file to File?

Can any one tell me what is a the best way to convert a multipart file (org.springframework.web.multipart.MultipartFile) to File (java.io.File) ?

In my spring mvc web project i’m getting uploaded file as Multipart file.I have to convert it to a File(io) ,there fore I can call this image storing service(Cloudinary).They only take type (File).

I have done so many searches but failed.If anybody knows a good standard way please let me know? Thnx

Answer

You can get the content of a MultipartFile by using the getBytes method and you can write to the file using Files.newOutputStream():

public void write(MultipartFile file, Path dir) {
    Path filepath = Paths.get(dir.toString(), file.getOriginalFilename());

    try (OutputStream os = Files.newOutputStream(filepath)) {
        os.write(file.getBytes());
    }
}

You can also use the transferTo method:

public void multipartFileToFile(
    MultipartFile multipart, 
    Path dir
) throws IOException {
    Path filepath = Paths.get(dir.toString(), multipart.getOriginalFilename());
    multipart.transferTo(filepath);
}

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