Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.


Jobs from Indeed

Link To This Forum!

Partner Button
Add Stickiness To Your Site By Linking To This Professionally Managed Technical Forum.
Just copy and paste the
code below into your site.

FileWriter Wont Write To Directory

FileWriter Wont Write To Directory

I wish to save a file if i put c:\\file.txt, the file is saved in the c: drive, however if i put c:\\dir\\file.txt it doesnt work. What am I doing wrong? (I am working on Windows 2000)

        try {
            out = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter("c:\\file.txt, true));
            out.write(new Date() + " : " + lm + '\n');
        } catch (Exception e) {
            if (out != null) {
                try {
                } catch (Exception er) {

RE: FileWriter Wont Write To Directory

...and the C:\dir directory definitely exists?


RE: FileWriter Wont Write To Directory

Ahh, no it doesnt and works a treat when it is there. My low point of today!!!

Is there a way of creating the directory if it does not exist?

Thanks :)

RE: FileWriter Wont Write To Directory

Have a read of the File javadoc ...


File dir = new File("C:/dir");
if (!dir.exists()) {

dir = new File("C:/dir");
if (!dir.exists()) {
   throw new IOException("Could not make dir : " +dir);

Free Java/J2EE Database Connection Pooling Software

RE: FileWriter Wont Write To Directory

Look at the mkdir method of the File class.

Bob Rashkin

RE: FileWriter Wont Write To Directory

Thank you very much that is a great help :)

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!


Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close