Is there a way to get the actual file of an attachment in Confluence via a Java API?

Is it possible to get the actual file stored on the file system for an attachment programatically in a Java plugin? i.e. versioned attachments seem to exist on the file system in a location such as

<install dir>/confluence/home/attachments/ver003/37/65/65537/24/200/950274/1081345/1

I haven't seen a way to get this path in the Attachment object--the urlPath, downloadPath and exportPath don't give me anything useful for this.

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Peter Koczan Atlassian Team Jun 17, 2013


I believe there should be a way, as the Confluence CLI plugin has such a function:

Would that work for you?

Kind regards,


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Hi Robert,

there are different storages for files, on the filesystem or in the database. So getting the concrete path depends on the storage strategy and is not always the same.

For filebased storages the directory structure is described here. Hope this helps.



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Thanks for the ideas. Found a way to do what I needed to using the content of the attachment instead (available as an InputStream from the Attachment object).

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