Hi I'm currently teaching myself the basics of Java using a few books I bought, I've installed the lastest version of Java SDK and I'm using Textpad as my editor because of the in built compiler, but every time I try to compile an applet it keeps coming up with this error message saying system cannot find specified file ??? All the files have been saved using the .java extension. I know this is a really basic stupid question and I apologise but its driving me mad and I can't do any excersies with being able to compile the examples in the book. I think it has something to do with the folder I specified the files should be saved in...... Please help