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Thread: Specifying the file location

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    Default Specifying the file location

    I'm practicing a few problems off my book and also read a section of my book talking about how to specify the file location. One way would be
    PrintWriter outputFile=new PrintWriter("A:\\PriceList.txt");

    My problem occurs when I try to specify a file location as show below
    //Open an output file that appends data and does not delete it
    		FileWriter append_data=new FileWriter("C:\\hello.txt",true);
    		//Make a file that cvan print data into it
    		PrintWriter outputfile=new PrintWriter(append_data);

    Apparently, I believe this is not the right way to set my own path for the file...I'm just a novice in java so can anyone please explain to me how can I specify my file path.

    One more question would be that suppose I want to specify the file location on Desktop. What the format for that?

    Thanks in advance!


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    Default Re: Specifying the file location

    What error are you getting?

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    Default Re: Specifying the file location

    This is the error thatis being specified to me on eclipse
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    Exception in thread "main" java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:\hello.txt (Access is denied)
    	at java.io.FileOutputStream.openAppend(Native Method)
    	at java.io.FileOutputStream.<init>(Unknown Source)
    	at java.io.FileOutputStream.<init>(Unknown Source)
    	at java.io.FileWriter.<init>(Unknown Source)
    	at demo.main(demo.java:11)

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    Default Re: Specifying the file location

    Specify a separate location for your output file e.g. C:\Users\[PC_NAME]\Desktop\hello.txt
    This should work on a Windows PC
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    Default Re: Specifying the file location

    You may not have permission to write to a file in your root directory and may want to change it to a different directory. I am, of course, presuming you are working on a Windows platform.

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