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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.
JS
CLI
Web Browser
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) => {
fetch(`https://gateway.lighthouse.storage/ipfs/${cid}`)
.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');
curl https://gateway.lighthouse.storage/ipfs/CID
# Make sure to replace 'CID' with the actual Content Identifier of your file.
To retrieve a file using a web browser, simply navigate to the following URL:
Replace CID with the actual Content Identifier of the file you wish to access.