Path Questions StreamReader??

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    Hello,

    I'm reading a file from a network drive but I'm having a problem in this line.
    Code:
    StreamReader fileRead = new StreamReader("\\E-Storage\\Billing\\text.txt")
    The reason that I don't specify the drive is because I will be reading a file from a network drive which sometimes could be map to different drive letters.

    My question is how should I write the path then

    Code:
    ("\\E-Storage\\Billing\\text.txt") or
    (@"\E-Storage\Billing\text.txt")
    I tried both and program did not work however when I specified a letter such as c:\text.txt it works fine so could you correct me if I'm wrong.

    Thank you

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    I'm far from being sure about this, but I think you might try it though:

    "%root%\\E-Storage\\Billing\\text.txt"

    I think I've seen this somewhere = /

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    This worked for me:
    Code:
    (@"\\Bdonaldsondev\documentation\bgd3.txt") or
    ("\\\\Bdonaldsondev\\documentation\\bgd3.txt")
    Remember that you need two slashes on the beginning for network paths, not one.
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