🔁Retrieve File

Files stored on the platform can be retrieved directly via the IPFS gateway using the Content Identifier (CID) associated with each file. Here's how to retrieve a file using the CID.

const fs = require('fs');
const fetch = require('node-fetch'); // node-fetch must be installed if you are using Node version less than 18

const downloadFile = (cid, path) => {
    .then(response => {
      if (response.ok) return response.buffer();
      throw new Error('Network response was not ok.');
    .then(buffer => {
      fs.writeFile(path, buffer, () => {
        console.log(`File saved to ${path}`);
    .catch(error => {
      console.error('Failed to save the file:', error);

// Replace 'CID' with the actual Content Identifier of your file and 'path' with your desired file path.
downloadFile('CID', 'path/to/your/directory/filename.ext');

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