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C#

Aaron Selonke
Aaron Selonke
10,323 Points

C# File.ReadAllText() Excption says “Could not find the file”

Cant figure out why the File.ReadAllText() Method is throwing en error. The file it is trying to read from is written exactly the same

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1) Code from the IDE

2)Error message - and Screen shot of File structure

namespace HandlingExceptions
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            string content = File.ReadAllText(@"D:\test.txt");
            Console.WriteLine(content);
            Console.ReadLine();
        }


    }
}

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,952 Points

Just a wild guess - zero length file?

Alessandro Romani
Alessandro Romani
19,723 Points

In your code I can't see the using System.IO; Why?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,952 Points

It seems to have compiled without it.

Aaron Selonke
Aaron Selonke
10,323 Points

Found the answer on Stack,
seems the default setting for windows is to not show you the complete file path (unless change the viewing) so that file Test.txt was actually Test.txt.txt, and so the compiler could not find it

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,952 Points

It doesn't show the complete file path ... in your source code? I know windows explorer does stuff like that (unless turned off) .. but source code? :anguished: Sheesh.

What IDE is this?