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Thread: File not found

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    Default File not found


    The following code gives me the result:

    File path is [D:\IMAGES\sample1.pgm]
    java.io.FileNotFoundException: [D:\IMAGES\sample1.pgm] (The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect)

    at the line fr = new FileReader

    File file1 = new File(file_path); /*where file_path is a string containing the path, recieved as an argument by the method*/
    		System.out.println("File path is "+ file1.getPath());
    		try {
    			fr = new FileReader(file1.getPath());
    		} catch (FileNotFoundException e) {
    			// TODO Auto-generated catch block

    When I write the path ( fr = new FileReader(D\\IMAGES\\sample1.pgm), it doesn't show that exception anymore, but I want to use the String variable file_path instead of writing it directly (because I want to make it work for ANY file, not that particular file).

    Thank you in advance and have a great day!

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    Default Re: File not found

    FileReader can take a File as an argument. Try removing the getPath() function when declaring the reader and see what happens.

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    Default Re: File not found

    That output didn't come from the code you posted. In particular there are no square brackets being printed in the line that outputs the file's path.

    Copy, paste and post both the code and the runtime exception exactly as you see them.

    It might be a good idea to also output the value of file_path to check that its value is what you think it is. The fact that the runtime is grumblng about the syntax suggests that possibly you are having trouble with the slashes. Backslashes (\) are a PITA conceptually because they are escaped in String literals but are only a single character in a String instance. It's always easier, in Java, to use forward slashes (/). Also remember that there's a colon ( after a Windows drive letter.

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