File object

The DOM's File interface provides abstraction around native files in order to let users work on native files directly with the HTML5 file API. Electron has added a path attribute to the File interface which exposes the file's real path on filesystem.

Example on getting a real path from a dragged-onto-the-app file:

<div id="holder">
  Drag your file here

  var holder = document.getElementById('holder');
  holder.ondragover = function () {
    return false;
  holder.ondragleave = holder.ondragend = function () {
    return false;
  holder.ondrop = function (e) {
    var file = e.dataTransfer.files[0];
    console.log('File you dragged here is', file.path);
    return false;