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Meaning of \\ in a software filename

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by n1ml, Nov 3, 2007.

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  1. n1ml

    n1ml Thread Starter

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    I am helping a friend with a new GPS he bought. The configuration file wants to see a program located at the following place:

    sdmmc\66-con\\maps\route66.exe

    I think the program is located in the maps folder. The problem, I think is with the \\ in the syntax. How do I make the location agree with the \\maps folder?

    I hope it is OK to post this here.
     
  2. johnhe

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    It looks like it could be a typo in the configuration file. Is it possible to edit the file and remove one of the backslashes from \\maps?

    John Hensley
    www.resqware.com
     
  3. www.pc-repair.ie

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    two backslashes are usually used to indicate a server, e.g.

    \\MyBigServer\MappedFolder\Directory1\Directory2\etc\etc
     
  4. www.pc-repair.ie

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    Forgot to mention that in this case, the device the GPS computer is trying to access is most likely a memory card, very likely a Secure Digital MultiMedia Card
    therefore the syntax in the config file is very likely correct.

    Post up a copy and I'll take a look.
     
  5. n1ml

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    It appears that if I try to change the config file, it just over writes it. I think the only way is to trick the .exe file into trying to go to the \\maps folder. it looks like this

    \sdmmc\con-66\\maps\usacanada.prm
     
  6. Shairel

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    This is really dependent on the OS for the device, for all you know it could denote that the file is \maps\usacanada.prm in an package called con-66 on the device sdmmc; best to consult the mfgr on this one.
     
  7. n1ml

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    Thanks for the help. I will tell him to go back to where he bought it. Unfortunately that is in China. He has some contacts there so he needs to solve this that way. Thanks again.
     
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