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    Default how to access a file in the present folder.

    Hi everyone...

    when I am going to use files in one of my programmes.

    I am unable to access the files.

    I am using System.getProperty("user.dir"); statement to get the present location and then using the File object to access it .

    But every time I am getting the message like there is no file .

    I am using netbeans IDE 6.9.

    Can Any body please help me .
    Anantha Nag . KUNDANALA
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    Go through the File IO API documentation.

    That should be enough to guide you how to use files.

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    If you are trying to access files in the same directory, you can access it with a relative path. For example:

    Java Code:
    BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(new File("dataFiles/myFile.txt")));
    String line;
            if((line = in.readLine()) == null){
        }catch(Exception e){}
    where datafiles is a folder inside your netbeans project and myFile.txt is a text file inside of that. You do not need the System.getProperty() call to load a local file. If the file is located elsewhere, you can type in the explicit path to the file:
    Java Code:
    ...    new File("/Applications/SomeOtherFolder/dataFiles/myFile.txt") //on *nix systems

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