This might sound like a stupid question, but this is what my specification says
All configuration must be done via a GUI, and must be persistent between runs of the program. Such configuration information must be stored in a file called suncertify.properties which must be located in the current working directory.
Now, when I store the properties file in my runme.jar file, it works fine but when I keep it outside runme.jar it doesn't find the properties file. Could any one please tell me what might be wrong and how can I access a file outside my jar file.