How can I upload a file that is in different directory using st.file_uploader

I have been using file_uploader to upload a file and perform multiple operations on it the thing is I am only able to upload a file that is in the same directory as the app. I want to be able to upload a file from different folder lets assume from Downloads folder how can i achieve this? I’m taking a video file(mp4) as input in file_uploader. here is the github GitHub - mandyq1000/deduplication