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when i compile the program it works fine but when i run the program the following errors are displayed

Exception in thread"main" java.lang.noclassdeffounderror:example
caused by: java.lang.classNotFoundException:example
at java.net.URLClassloader$1.run(Unknown Source)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(NAtive method)
at java.net.URLClassloader.loadclass(unknown source)
at sun.misc.Launcher$appClassLoader.loadclass(Unkown csource)
Could not find main class:example .Program will exit.

please help
this is the exact same error irrespective of which program i try to run
 
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Welcome to JavaRanch.

Did you compile your program before you're trying to run it?
Is your class really named "example"? (Note, Java is case-sensitive, don't type "example" if it's really named "Example")
Do you have a file "example.class" in the current directory?
What command are you typing exactly to run your program?
Did you set your classpath? If yes, then unset it (you do generally not need to set classpath).
 
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the name is right .when i compile it the compiler does not show any error .the class path was not set i set it later but it still gives me the error.this error is persistent irrespective of the program i try to run . Have tried everything i can think of .
 
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Do you have a file somewhere named "example.class"?
 
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yeah that was the first thing i checked . its in the same folder where the programs are stored
 
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1. Is the class in a package? Meaning is there a "package" statement near the top of the source file?

2. Do you happen to have a CLASSPATH variable set?

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pammi rao wrote:the class path was not set i set it later but it still gives me the error.


Make sure you have no CLASSPATH set - not having a CLASSPATH set will make Java look in the current directory for the example.class file.
 
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Your java class file is compiled by latest java version and you are trying to run by using older version of Java. Thats where you will get this error.

Check your jdk & jre versions.
 
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Priya dharshini wrote:Your java class file is compiled by latest java version and you are trying to run by using older version of Java.

No, it isn't. that would cause a different Error, probably this one.
 
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