Firstly you need to check out perldoc: quotelike operators and see the difference between "$string\\path" and '$string\\path'.
Also windows paths are notoriously awkward, so maybe a path name handler module would be useful, rather than hard coding them? Check out Win32 and File::Basename among others...
Hope this helps, let us know how you get on!
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