Read file path for logback from properties file that contains a backslash '\'

I am using a properties file to feed the path of the log file to logback.xml.

However, the file contains several backslashes C:\Program Files\...\logs\. Instead of changing the properties file (change every backslash to a double backslash),

I need logback to be able to read the file path correctly. How do I do that?

Again, I need a solution other than '\\'.