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Default Crashes while writing a file into internal storage

Hello, I am developing an application and I have a problem when I try to save a file into the internal storage.

The file is an xml and it's on the res/raw folder on my project. When the application starts, it checks if the file exists or not. If it doesn't exist, it copies the file from the res/raw folder into the internal storage, else it retrieves a field inside the file to check its version and if it's a newer version, it deletes the previous file and copies it again.

Well, the problem is that if I have a new version and I have deleted the previous one, when I'm going to copy it again, it throws an NullPointerExceptcion and I can't find the problem, but I'm using the same code for both situations and I don't know how to solve it.

This is the code I'm using:

[HIGH]private void writeFileToInternalStorage() {
InputStream fXmlFile = getResources().openRawResource(R.raw.xmlFile);
FileOutputStream fos = null;
try {
File dir = getFilesDir();
File file = new File(dir, "file.xml");
if(file.exists()) {
String versionRecursos = getFileVersion(fXmlFile);
String versionLocal = getFileVersion(new FileInputStream(file));
if (!versionRecursos.equalsIgnoreCase(versionLocal)) {
fos = openFileOutput("file.xml", Context.MODE_PRIVATE);
copyFile(fos, fXmlFile);
else {
fos = openFileOutput("file.xml", Context.MODE_PRIVATE);
copyFile(fos, fXmlFile);
catch(IOException e) {
catch (Exception e) {
finally {
if (fos != null) {
try {
} catch (IOException e) {

protected void copyFile(OutputStream fos, InputStream fXmlFile) throws IOException {
byte[] buffer = new byte[1024];
int bytesRead = 0;
while((bytesRead = fXmlFile.read(buffer)) > 0){
fos.write(buffer, 0, bytesRead);
}[/HIGH]Any tips for solving it??

PS: The exception is thrown on this statement:

[HIGH]while((bytesRead = fXmlFile.read(buffer)) > 0)[/HIGH]

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