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.
"c://services.xml" is not a resource - it's a full path.
Resources are only for files located relative to your class / class loader. If you have the absolute path, use the following: - new FileInputStream(...) if you need an InputStream - new File(...).toURI().toURL() if you need a URL