This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
Try replacing all the backslashes in your directory paths with "real" (forward) slashes. Backslash in Unix/Java is an escape character, so it's usually safer (and more conventient) to code filepaths in Unix form even when running Windows.
Customer surveys are for companies who didn't pay proper attention to begin with.