Java: Path vs File

Long story short: will most likely never be deprecated / unsupported. That said, java.nio.file.Path is part of the more modern java.nio.file lib, and does everything can, but generally in a better way, and more.

For new projects, use Path.

And if you ever need a File object for legacy, just call Path#toFile()

Migrating from File to Path

This Oracle page highlights differences, and maps functionality to java.nio.file lib (including Path) functionality

Article by Janice J. Heiss and Sharon Zakhour, May 2009, discussing NIO.2 File System in JDK 7

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