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Hello

I just wrote my first program of java and saved it with Party.java with no .txt extension (also i made sure to "uncheck the option HIDE EXTENSION FOR KNOWN FILE TYPE" so that file doesn't convert to .java.txt extension).
Location of the file : C:\Users\lenovo\Documents
PATH variable : C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-13.0.2\bin
Name of the file : Party.java

Error - file not found: Party.java

help!!!
I am stuck on this problem for like 2 hours :/  
 
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What program are you using to open the file with? Are you entering the file name on the command line? What does the command line look like?

What directory are you in when you start the program?

Note that .java files are not usually put directly into the Documents folder but something more like:
C:\users\me\Documents\Java\myproject\src\myfile.java

Then to compile you first change directory:
cd \users\me\Documents\Java\myproject\src

and compile
javac myfile.java
 
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Welcome to the Ranch

I presume that is only the first part of your PATH, otherwise your computer won't work. Please use the dir command in the folder where you expect to find your Party.java file. If you find it, did you set a CLASSPATH? Try this instruction:-A system CLASSPATH usually does more harm than good.

Is that file copied from Head First Java by Sierra and Bates? The Party class is incomplete and cannot be executed as it stands.
 
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Stop using MS notepad; download NotePad++ instead. It is a much better programming editor.
 
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Thanks ! it can find the file now.
Although i am using command prompt on windows to open the file.
 
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Well done finding it, but what was the problem?
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Stop using MS notepad; download NotePad++ instead. It is a much better programming editor.


Well, although I agree with you that using standard M$ windows notepad is a bad choice, and notepad++ is usually widely used amongst devs - there're other alternatives like notepad2 and others. May rewrite to you suggesting notepad++ instead of, well, demanding it - as that's what your current post reads like ... (no offense).
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Welcome to the Ranch

I presume that is only the first part of your PATH, otherwise your computer won't work. Please use the dir command in the folder where you expect to find your Party.java file. If you find it, did you set a CLASSPATH? Try this instruction:-A system CLASSPATH usually does more harm than good.

Is that file copied from Head First Java by Sierra and Bates? The Party class is incomplete and cannot be executed as it stands.



Yeah,i actually copied it from head first!
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Well done finding it, but what was the problem?



compiler wasn't able to locate the file.
 
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From the command line, cd in C:\Users\lenovo\Documents and type this:

   javac Party.java

What happens?  Copy the exact error message if there is one.

Also, is the class in Party.java called Party?
 
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