I searched a bit and didn't see an answer to this, so I'm wondering if it's possible. I'm planning for my project to have an "episodic" structure, where there is a main executable folder, and separate episodes that are self-contained in their own subdirectories. I'm wondering if there is a way to refer to a PARENT directory above the current AppPath. For instance, I have a BGM folder for music files that includes music which would be common to several episodes, so I would like to have my XAudio2 object refer back up a level to the "main" BGM folder instead of having repetitive files in each episode's own subdirectories. Since they're OGG files, I'm keeping them external and playing them through channels rather than importing them. I tried using "..\" as a blind guess, and it didn't seem to work. So is it a possibility?