Reading pathnames from registry

I am reading a pathname from the registry and storing it in a char*.  For example "C:\Winnt\file.txt" is stored in a char*.  Now, when I want to open up this file, the "\"'s are escape sequences so the stream that I am trying to open doesn't exist (C:Winntfile.txt).  So my question is how do I add the escape sequence "\" in front of the "\"'s already in the char*?  Is there a way when reading from the registry to automatically add these extra slashes?  If not, how can I search for the single slashes in the string?
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You are confused with the concept of escape sequences. You need to use escape sequences (double backslash \) only in your source code for the C++ compiler to recognize it. But it is stored as a single backslash \ internally.

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TomMahieuAuthor Commented:
chensu... yeah i understood that...

but i have been programming too long today

a little tip - you need to build the path to the file before you try to open it...  ;)

time to go home...
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