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Question #5979
what is the standard location in my project folder for text file to be store so that it will be read after making the program's executable jar file. pls help that will be appreciable.
Expert's answer
Suppose you have a project called "TestProject" on Eclipse and your workspace folder is located at E:/eclipse/workspace. When you build an Eclipse project, your classpath is thene:/eclipse/workspace/TestProject. When you try to read "staedteliste.txt", you're trying to access the file at e:/eclipse/workspace/TestProject/staedteliste.txt.
If you want to have a separate folder for your project, then create the Files folder under TestProject and then access the file with (the relative path) /Files/staedteliste.txt. If you put the file under the src folder, then you have to access it using /src/staedteliste.txt. A Files folder inside the src folder would be /src/Files/staedteliste.txt
Instead of using the the relative path you can use the absolute one by addinge:/eclipse/workspace/ at the beginning, but using the relative path is better because you can move the project without worrying about refactoring as long as the project folder structure is the same.

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