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    Default Regular expression for file path

    I need file path to be in the following form:
    C:\dir\filename.exe

    I am unable to define the correct RE. I face problem with slashes. I would appreciate if someone can give the correct pattern.

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    Slash is represented by \\ instead of single slash,
    c:\\dir\\filename.exe

    Is this you are talking about ?
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    I need the file path to be in the following form
    This sounds like validation to me... try this:
    Java Code:
    ([a-zA-Z]:(\\w+)*\\[a-zA-Z0_9]+)?.exe
    Does this work?
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    Default OS file systems

    Hello ravian

    Not all file systems use the slash for describing directories. It is best to use the File.separator static member instead of the slash. :D
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