Right now I am working on a Java Applet for my science fair project which opens up a window that asks a series of open ended questions and then saves the responses as strings. I have all of that part down. The problem arises when the program tries to write the Strings to a text file. It gives an access denied error during runtime. I did some research and found out that the answer to my problem is that I need this "java policy file", but I can not find anywhere that explains it to me in a very simple manner, which is what I need XD. I have found policy file codes, but even then, I have no idea what to do with these codes. Can anyone help me out? Perhaps walk me through what it takes to get a file written from an applet?