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A React Native Bridge around Native File Selector

A React Native Bridge around Native File Selector

React Native: Native File Selector (Android & iOS)

This library is a ReactNative Bridge around native nbsp-team/MaterialFilePicker/ & marmelroy/FileBrowser file picker. It allows you to natively select/pick file from device file system.

Android: nbsp-team/MaterialFilePicker/

Note: It allows you to pick file without using Intent/Third Party Software

iOS: marmelroy/FileBrowser

Note: It allows you to select only local files associate to app sandbox.

Getting started

$ npm install react-native-file-selector --save

$ react-native link react-native-file-selector


  • Add below snippet in your app build.gradle file
repositories {
    maven {
        url  "http://dl.bintray.com/lukaville/maven"

allprojects {
    repositories {

Note: This library is supported Android 27 > above

  • Add below color attributes in your app res/color.xml. You can provide your own color codes
    <color name="colorPrimary">#3F51B5</color>
    <color name="colorPrimaryDark">#303F9F</color>
    <color name="colorAccent">#FF4081</color>

Note: Android library works compileSdkVersion > 25


  • Add below snippet in your app AppDelegate.m. This basically adds navigation controller in order to push list of files screen
  UINavigationController *navigationController = [[UINavigationController alloc] initWithRootViewController:rootViewController];
  navigationController.navigationBar.hidden = YES;

  self.window.rootViewController = navigationController;

//  self.window.rootViewController = rootViewController;

  • Add FileBrowser in Embedded Binaries & Linked Frameworks and Libraries. You can find this library from below path:




import RNFileSelector from 'react-native-file-selector';

  • API Way
        title: 'Select File',
        onDone: (path) => {
            console.log('file selected: ' + path)
        onCancel: () => {
  • React Way
<RNFileSelector title={"Select File"} visible={this.state.visible} onDone={() => {
    console.log("file selected: " + path);
}} onCancel={() => {


Prop Type Default Note
title string Title on the toolbar
closeMenu string true Color of tint
hiddenFiles: Android bool false If true it shows hidden files as well
path string Path of directory
filter string Filter to sort the files
filterDirectories: Android bool Filter should be applied on directories or not
onDone func Function called when file is selected
onCancel func Function called when file selector is closed without selecting any file
visible bool false To invoke file selector


  • Filter
    • Android: Please find regex/Pattern for defining filter
    • iOS: Array of file extension needs to be ignore