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[web] HTML File Browser without need for uploading

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Hi, I'm trying to find an element which will allow the user to browse through his computer and select a file. I don't need for the file to be uploaded. I only need the filepath. I'm using <input type="file"> right now, but as far as I understand, this element uploads the entire file? And it also won't let me specify a default path, for security reasons, though since I only need the path and not the actual file, there should be no problem with this. Thanks a lot -Cuppo

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So basically browse the local computer for a file, and return its filepath only?

If I read you correctly, I think the best option is possibly a java applet (i.e. - the interface Facebook uses for mass image uploading) or some sort of javascript based system.

Edit: oh ya, afaik, there's no html way of doing it.

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