getClassLoader().getResourceAsStream(“../resources/config.properties”) returns null [duplicate]

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    Hi all i am getting the error

    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException at java.util.Properties$LineReader.readLine(Properties.java:434) at java.util.Properties.load0(Properties.java:353) at java.util.Properties.load(Properties.java:341) at richard.fileupload.FileUploadController.loadProp(FileUploadController.java:48) ... 60 more

    whenever my properties class is called, this is the code

    private Properties configProp = new Properties(); @PostConstruct public void loadProp() { System.out.println("Loading properties"); InputStream in = this.getClass().getClassLoader().getResourceAsStream("../resources/config.properties"); try { configProp.load(in); System.out.println(configProp.getProperty("destinationPDF")); System.out.println(configProp.getProperty("destination")); System.out.println(configProp.getProperty("fileList")); } catch (IOException e) { e.printStackTrace(); } } private String destinationPDF = configProp.getProperty("destinationPDF"); public String destination = configProp.getProperty("destination"); private String username;

    the error seems to be coming from this line :

    InputStream in = this.getClass().getClassLoader().getResourceAsStream("../resources/config.properties"); try { configProp.load(in);

    what is causing this error and how can i solve it ?

    the code above, should point to the properties file and then retrive the three variables values from it, it is not getting as far as the

    System.out.println(configProp.getProperty("destinationPDF")); System.out.println(configProp.getProperty("destination")); System.out.println(configProp.getProperty("fileList

    before i get the error

    this is my directory structure

    <img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/yHpiS.png" alt="enter image description here">

    as you can see the properties file is in resources/, how would i get a link to this

    <strong>EDIT :</strong>

    ok so it works perfectly fine with the full link to the file :

    configProp.load(new FileInputStream("D:/Documents/NetBeansProjects/printing~subversion/fileupload/web/WEB-INF/config.properties"));

    but no matter where i put the file in the projet i can not get it to load at all, why is this ?


    This line doesn't make sense:


    ClassLoader.getResourceAsStream() loads a resource from the classpath, using a package path starting at the root package. And there is nothing above the root package.


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