trying to access a "dat" file within a jar file. The class files that need it are wihtin the same folder level as the dat file. basically on the root of the jar file. now i want to read in the conent of that jar file using an Object input stream. Within the argument for the input stream do I type in just the name of the dat file or is there some sort of URI that is needed even if the resource is wihtin the same level. Thanks for the help in advance!!