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my project directory is getting pretty bloated and im trying to break it down into seperate directories for my media etc, currently im accessing my files like so char* filename = "objList.dat"; which seems to default to the current directory but when i try any of the following to try and access a sub dir it just doesnt load "/media/objList.dat"; "//media//objList.dat"; "\\media\\objList.dat"; im sure this is very simple, but still its doing my head in thanks

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I access my subdirectory files via:
"./[dir]/[file]"

However, it can also depend on your file loading code and whether or not there are any suppositions there about whether files will be found in the same directory as the executable.

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Try making the path complete by adding a dot, indicating to start from the curren directory:

"./media/objList.dat"; (for unix-based systems, works on windows as well)
".//media//objList.dat"; (makes no sense, '/' is not an escape character)
".\\media\\objList.dat"; (for windows, double '\\' because '\' is an escape character)

Illco

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Try making the path complete by adding a dot, indicating to start from the curren directory:

"./media/objList.dat"; (for unix-based systems, works on windows as well)
".//media//objList.dat"; (makes no sense, '/' is not an escape character)
".\\media\\objList.dat"; (for windows, double '\\' because '\' is an escape character)

Illco

Yes, that will work, but you can also remove the slash:

"media/objList.dat";
"media\\objList.dat";

You can use whatever you like - both should work fine.

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