How To File Upload Using Node.js

In this article, we will see how to file upload using node.js. In this tutorial, I will give you a simple example of node js with express js file upload using multer. we can use the multer module for file uploading to the server. Multer is a node.js middleware that is used for handling multipart/form-data, which is mostly used library for uploading files.

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Visit Multer Package: Install Multer Module

Step 1: Create Node App

In this step, we will create node application using the below command

mkdir express_js_file_upload

cd express_js_file_upload

npm init



Step 2: Install Embedded JavaScript templates (ejs)

 In this step, we install ejs using the below command

npm install ejs


Step 3: Install express.js in App

Now, we will install Express in the express_js_file_upload directory and save it in the dependencies list.

$ npm install express --save


Step 4: Install multer in App

 In this step, we will install multer using the below command. Also, you can visit the link Install multer module.

npm install multer



Step 5: Create File_upload_form.ejs

In this step, we will create File_upload_form.ejs in the views folder. and add the below code in the file.

<!DOCTYPE html>
	<title>How To File Upload Using Node.js - Techsolutionstuff</title>
    <h1>How To File Upload Using Node.js - Techsolutionstuff</h1>   
    <form action="/uploadFile" enctype="multipart/form-data" method="POST">      
        <span>Upload File: </span>  
        <input type="file" name="pic" required/> <br>
        <input type="submit" value="submit"> 


Step 6: Create an index.js file

Now, create an index.js file in your app directory. and add the below code in the index.js file

const express = require("express")
const path = require("path")
const multer = require("multer")
const app = express()
app.set("view engine","ejs")
var storage = multer.diskStorage({
    destination: function (req, file, cb) {          
        cb(null, "uploads")
    filename: function (req, file, cb) {
      cb(null, file.fieldname + "-" +".jpg")
const maxSize = 1 * 1000 * 1000;
var upload = multer({ 
    storage: storage,
    limits: { fileSize: maxSize },
    fileFilter: function (req, file, cb){
        var filetypes = /jpeg|jpg|png/;
        var mimetype = filetypes.test(file.mimetype);
        var extname = filetypes.test(path.extname(
        if (mimetype && extname) {
            return cb(null, true);
        cb("Error: File upload only supports the "
                + "following filetypes - " + filetypes);
})"/uploadFile",function (req, res, next) {
    upload(req,res,function(err) {
        if(err) {            
        else {            
            res.send("Successfully Image uploaded..!")



and your file structure like the below image


Note: create an uploads folder in the app for storing files.


Step 7: Run the index.js file

Now, run index.js using the below code.

node index.js


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