Checking for files

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    Checking for files

    How could you check to see if a file exists?
    "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything"
    -Mark Twain

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    this is what i usually do:
    Code:
    ifstream load("file.txt");  //open file
    if (!load){   //if file does not exist
         cout<<"Error: Cannot open file"<<endl;
         return false;
    }

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