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Al Cap

Joined: May 24, 2010
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Why I am getting a " resources\ (The system cannot find the path specified)" in the SetProperty method. The same "resources\" file is opening up in the GetProperty method without any problem.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Well, getResourceAsStream() looks for a resource relative to the roots of the class path; it can find files inside jars. But "new FileOutputStream()" expects a path that's relative to the current working directory, and can only open real files for writing. You're not trying to write into a file inside a jar file, are you?

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Maneesh Godbole
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In future, while posting code, please UseCodeTags

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