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OK, after spending the last two weeks struggling to get the JDK to work on the NT side, I'm now fighting the Windows '95 side.

I've pretty much done everything I should do, setting the PATH and the CLASSPATH to point to my Java directory.  Despite this, I keep getting the error message "can't read HelloWorld.java."  I found a thread named "can't compile" here at the Expert's Exchange, and I'm going to try some of those tips, but the thread gets a bit convoluted at the end, so I'd appreciate someone picking it up again.  

I've also noticed when I type DIR to check to see if my file is, indeed, where it should be, that the file name is returned with the 8 character name, but then the full character name is "HelloWorld.java.txt."  Is the appendage of this final ".txt" causing the problem?  I'm assuming this happens b/c of the association of the file with Notepad.  Is there some way to kill this association?

Thanks!

Raydot.
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"HelloWorld.java.txt."  - this surely won't compile. And, yesthis is the problem with notepad that it appends a .txt afterthe name that you provide. One of the ways that I get around thisproblem is by providing the name in quotes. For eg. if I wereto save a file with name - HelloWorld.java, in the filesave/saveas dialog, i would give the name as "HelloWorld.java" (including the quotes). This ensures that notepad doesn't add the .txt extension.
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You forgot to mention that the file had to be saved as type "All files," but other than that, you were right on the money.  I was up and running in no time.  Also, I'd like to point out for future readers that this only works with Notepad, and not Wordpad.

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