Android file chooser

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Android library to provide chooser for files in External storage



  • Clone the repository and copy the filechooser module to your project
  • Modify the layout files under layout folder according to your UI requirement


To choose from all image files

  Intent addPhotosIntent = new Intent(MainActivity.this, FileChooseHelperActivity.class);

addPhotosIntent.putExtra(FileLibUtils.FILE_TYPE_TO_CHOOSE, FileLibUtils.FILE_TYPE_IMAGES);

startActivityForResult(addPhotosIntent, STORAGE_REQUEST_CODE);

To choose from all video files

  Intent addPhotosIntent = new Intent(MainActivity.this, FileChooseHelperActivity.class);

addPhotosIntent.putExtra(FileLibUtils.FILE_TYPE_TO_CHOOSE, FileLibUtils.FILE_TYPE_VIDEOS);

startActivityForResult(addPhotosIntent, STORAGE_REQUEST_CODE);

You can get the result of above two request in onActivityResult() of the activity

  @Override protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {

  super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);

  if (requestCode == STORAGE_REQUEST_CODE && resultCode == RESULT_OK) {

 ArrayList<String> stringArrayExtra = data.getStringArrayListExtra(FileLibUtils.SELECTED_FILES);

  //the ArrayList will contain the absolute paths of selected files




You can also use the below method to get Folder and File lists

  ArrayList<Bucket> buckets =

  FileLibUtils.fetchLocalBuckets(MainActivity.this, FileLibUtils.FILE_TYPE_IMAGES);

ArrayList<FileItem> filesInBucket =

 FileLibUtils.getFilesInBucket(MainActivity.this, buckets.get(0).bucketId,


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