The WSO2 ESB local file custom inbound protocol is a multi-tenant capable alternative to file inbound protocol. Current file inbound support for ftp, sftp and local files, but local file inbound will only support for local files. The ESB file inbound protocol uses the VFS transport to process files in a specified source directory. The local file inbound uses java NIO API to process files in a specific directory. After processing the files, it moves them to a specified location or deletes them. Note that by default files will remain in the source directory after processing.
To get started the Inbound, go to the Configuring Local File Inbound Operation, Then you can access the file contents with the inbound.
To download inbound endpoint, go to https://store.wso2.com/store/assets/esbconnector/details/localfile , click the Local File connector, and click Download Inbound. Then you can add the inbound jar in your ESB instance. The inbound jar file should be copied to /repository/components/lib folder and restarted your ESB instance.