not making sense

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    Exclamation not making sense

    I am writing code that opens and reads from a file.
    In the code the user inputs file name to read, if file name not found
    then code is to ask user for correct file name

    In c++ a flag is set to give fail for finding file. The instructor emailed the class and told us to use this code
    Code:
    infile.clear
    to clear the flag

    I do this and yes it clears the flag but it also clears everything in the file that I am reading from.

    Is there another way to clear the flag, am i misunderstanding the instructor.

    I can get the program to do what it needs to do except for this error test.

    thanks

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    fixed !!
    used
    Code:
    cout.clear()
    instead of
    Code:
    infile.clear()
    thanks!

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