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Hello, i'm new to this forum and this's my 1st time posting a code. my issue is that i have a code that should read from a file called ( ex: word or text), but it does not read the file it jUst gives me the error (could not open the file) here is the code: ( I'M USING C NOT C++):

#include <stdio.h>
#include <conio.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <process.h>
//#include <stdafx.h>
//#include <iostream>


int main (int argc, char *argv[])
{
    FILE *pFile;
    char name [9999];


    // open the file

    pFile = fopen("c:word", "r");


    if (pFile != NULL)
    {


        fscanf(pFile,"%s", name);

        fprintf("%s\n", name);

        fclose (pFile);
    }
    else
    {
        printf("Could not open the file.\n");

    }
    //exit(1);
    getch ();
}

Edited by mike_2000_17: Fixed formatting

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Thx for replying, i tried "text.txt","r" did nt work too.

the question that i have next is where should i save the text file?? is it in the folder's project or in the debugger's folder or where ?? thx again

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I did that too, and i even tried saving it in to debugger but still the same error on the black screen ( Could not open the file). here is my result of the output:

Compiling...
FileIO.c
.\FileIO.c(15) : warning C4996: 'fopen': This function or variable may be unsafe. Consider using fopen_s instead. To disable deprecation, use _CRT_SECURE_NO_WARNINGS. See online help for details.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\include\stdio.h(237) : see declaration of 'fopen'
.\FileIO.c(21) : warning C4996: 'fscanf': This function or variable may be unsafe. Consider using fscanf_s instead. To disable deprecation, use _CRT_SECURE_NO_WARNINGS. See online help for details.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\include\stdio.h(256) : see declaration of 'fscanf'
.\FileIO.c(33) : warning C4996: 'getch': The POSIX name for this item is deprecated. Instead, use the ISO C++ conformant name: _getch. See online help for details.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\include\conio.h(145) : see declaration of 'getch'
Linking...
Generating code
Finished generating code
Embedding manifest...
Build log was saved at "file://c:\Users\Snow\Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\FileIO\FileIO\Release\BuildLog.htm"
FileIO - 0 error(s), 3 warning(s)
========== Build: 1 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========

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i think you program is just read data from the file and display the output on the screen, if its that simple then no need to use "char name [9999]" which is occupying 9999 bytes of memory. this could be done by just reading char by char from the file..

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#include <stdio.h>
#include <process.h>

int main (void)
{
FILE *pFile;
char ch;


// open the file

if((pFile = fopen("text.txt", "r"))==NULL)
 {
   printf("\n Error: Can't open File \n"); 
   exit(0);
 }
 \\ Reading from file and displaying on screen..

 while((ch=fgetc(pFile))!=EOF)
     putchar(ch);

 fclose (pFile);

 return 0;
}
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Hi, I tried saving the file everywhere ( in the project, debug and release) still does not read it. just for the info ( im using visual C++ 2008 and the file is saved as test.c not cpp. so where's the problem on that. couldn figure it put till now!!!

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ok now try this save your text.txt file (which you are trying to open in read mode)at a perticular location like at C or D drive and specify that location in fopen like this...

pFile = fopen("D:\\text.txt", "r")

and check whether it opens or not.

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Thx guys, i got it working. Microsoft visual 2008 creates two folders for the project; one for the main folder and the other one for the sub folder. so i put it in the sub folder and it worked.


special thx to vinitmittal2008.

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hey u wan to open the text file u hv keep that txt file in the same project directory folder where is your project reside.it will give the required output.m sure u ll get the op. this was getting a problem to me also.

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