This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
This isn't really Java networking. The first problem you have is that file: expects forward slashes only after the colon like file:/. Next, I think (and this I can't test right now I'm afraid) that you're better off using forward slashes for all of the slashes. Windows will translate it correctly.
<a href="http://forums.hotjoe.com/forums/list.page" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Java forums using Java software</a> - Come and help get them started.