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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Joined: Mar 15, 2011
i had to put COntextPath to do HOST part in the server.xml file of Tomcat Config folder