# Escaping string path

Hello,
I have the following string that gives me error (replaced some with “abc” for privacy)

`String dir = "D:\OneDrive - Abc abc abc abc \ABC\processing-3.0.1\abc\CsvPaddingAutomator";`

Error:
`Not expecting symbol 'O', which is LATIN CAPITAL LETTER O.`

how can I escape it correctly?

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Simply use `\\` for this case.
This would mean in this path:

``````String dir = "D:\\OneDrive - Abc abc abc abc \\ABC\\processing-3.0.1\\abc\\CsvPaddingAutomator";
``````

In case you have no fun with replacing it by hand, you can use Ctrl-F to search `\` and replace it by `\\`.

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