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Queries the file kind string.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Files 2.9 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS and Windows ❌ No
MBS( "Files.FileKind"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path Native path to the file to check. "C:\test\me.jpg"


Returns file kind text or error.


Queries the file kind string.
This is the file type displayed by the Finder or Explorer. Like "FileMaker Pro Database" for a .fp7 file. This string can be localized to the current language of the user.
On server always English as that is the locale used by default.


Queries file kind of a file

MBS( "Files.FileKind"; "C:\test.txt" )

See also

Example Databases

Blog Entries

This function checks for a license.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 24th June 2020

Files.FileInfo - Files.FileName