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The original html5 spec had a file api which allowed to read and write files clientside (the File Directories and System Api). This was only fully implemented by Chrome at one point, but even then Chrome needed to be started with a switch (-allow-file-access-from-files). Today clientside storage is limited to cookies, local/session storage, indexedDB and the Cache API. While I understand the reasons for limiting file handling on the client, it is sometimes annoying. Fortunately some pretty creative solutions have emerged. One of them is Filer. This is a nodejs fs filesystem look