Rename file in C++

I am trying to rename a file with the following code and I get a

error renaming file:  No Such File or Directory

This oldname variable does exist

any thoughts?

#include <stdio.h>

int main ()
{
  int result;
  char oldname[] ="C:\cplus\trythis.txt";
  char newname[] ="C:\cplus\newfolder\newname.txt";
  result= rename( oldname , newname );
  if (result != 0 )
    perror( "Error renaming file" );
    cout << oldname;
  return 0;
}


Thanks,

jmsloan
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imladrisCommented:
What about "newfolder"? Does that folder exist?
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jmsloanAuthor Commented:
yes it does.  I'm on xp does that matter.
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jkrCommented:
Also, you need to use double backslashes in path names:

  int result;
 char oldname[] ="C:\\cplus\\trythis.txt";
 char newname[] ="C:\cplus\\newfolder\\newname.txt";
 result= rename( oldname , newname );
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jmsloanAuthor Commented:
thats what it was,

Thanks
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