@Chris-Kawa It would actually just make things easier. I would like to generalize this procedure to e.g. QFile::copy(":/my/file", r.OriginalFileName); Here Qresource::OriginalFileName() returns the original file name e.g. somefile.txt Now, I am required to (for each file): QString newLocation = QString(tempdir + tempdir.seperator() + QString("myNewFileName.txt")); QFile::copy(":/my/file", newLocation); It just seems tedious and not very efficient. But thanks for clearing it up though, *grabs coffee