Open a selected file (image, pdf, …) programmatically from my Android Application?

Try the below code. I am using this code for opening a PDF file. You can use it for other files also.

File file = new File(Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory(),
Uri path = Uri.fromFile(file);
Intent pdfOpenintent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
pdfOpenintent.setDataAndType(path, "application/pdf");
try {
catch (ActivityNotFoundException e) {


If you want to open files, you can change the setDataAndType(path, "application/pdf"). If you want to open different files with the same intent, you can use Intent.createChooser(intent, "Open in...");. For more information, look at How to make an intent with multiple actions.

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