Help with regular expression

I have a string similar to this:

\root\sub1\sub2

I need it reformatted to this:

\\++root--\\++sub1--\\++sub2--

Using this only replaces the slash and original text: \\[a-z]*.  Howevr, I don't want to replace the original text.  How can I surround the original text like the above?
brettrAsked:
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JaaxArchitectCommented:
Why not use only '\\' as the search Regex ? Anyway even in the input, '\' cannot appear in the middle or at the end of the input.
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brettrAuthor Commented:
Right - the slash will throw an exception.  I ended up using a simple Replace() and then removing unwanted characters from the beginning and appending wanted characters to the end.  It works fine.
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KarinLoosCommented:
you could just do this:
string test = @"\root\sub1\sub2";
test =  test.Replace(@"\", @"--\\++" ).Substring(2) + "--";
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brettrAuthor Commented:
Very clean KarinLoos.  Thanks.
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