How to get real file path from URI

When we use the activity starter component, sometimes we get the location of a file using the Result.Uri.

This Result.Uri looks like this:


But as we see, this does not indicate the actual location of the file.

In order to obtain the real location of the file we use the Taifun file extension App Inventor Extensions: File | Pura Vida Apps

This extension has a block that allows to obtain the path of a file from Uri


With this block we will obtain the real location of the file.

We get something like this:


Sounds like a simple thing. But I’ve been trying for two days to get the real location of the file.

Now that I got it, I wanted to share it.


I have shown this on App Inventor, so see here (there is also an aia to download):

Try this to set Player.Source from Uri to Path :!searchin/mitappinventortest/puzzle$20anke$20chris|sort:date/mitappinventortest/Tkdxn5XI8uA/R3BbCU_AAwAJ

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Try this:

uri_path_imagePicker.aia (6.0 KB)


If I only need the file name, how can I do it?
Thank you.

Welcome, Divide your string by / and take the last part.


It seems you also asked the same question in the App Inventor community. only ask in the community of the builder you are using for your project.

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If so.
I have the same project in both constructors. I apologize if I break the rules, it won’t happen again. Thank you.

Si, es asi.
Tengo el mismo proyecto en ambos constructores. Pido disculpas si infrinjo las reglas, no volvera a suceder. Gracias.