This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
No, actually you said you have a .properties file. So you don't have to parse it yourself (which is what I was mistakenly getting at in my previous post). Just create a Properties object to read that file and extract the properties from it. (You'll have to format it correctly, though, I think the backslash has a special meaning in a .properties file, check that out.)