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get to files on another partition

m pasha

Joined: Mar 15, 2011
Posts: 2

i have a problem i don't know how to solve.

I have tomcat installed for example on C:/SERVER/Tomcat

I have some files like .txt and .mp3 on D:/data/

now the page works fine... i can acces it ower http://localhost:80

but how can i access to the files on D:/data ower HTTP protocol??

like http://localhost:80/D/data

Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 17280

Welcome to the JavaRanch, D Pasha!

HTTP is not a file server protocol. So you can't access files through it.

What you can do is setup a webapp that returns the contents of a file in response to a URL request. That is default behavior for resources inside a WAR (except for WEB-INF and its children). For any other location, however, you have to provide your own file-transfer logic. This can be done with a fairly simple servlet that parses the URL to build a filename path, opens the file and copies its contents to the HttpServletResponse data stream.

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m pasha

Joined: Mar 15, 2011
Posts: 2

i had to put COntextPath to do HOST part in the server.xml file of Tomcat Config folder

i can get to the files like .mp3 now like


thanks anyway Tim

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