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When I try to access a folder:

cd "c:\users\myname\google drive\apache-tomcat-7.0.25" 

it works fine. However when I try:

cd C:\Users\myname\GOOGLE~1\apache-tomcat-7.0.25 

it doesn't (folder not found). It seems that when I go to C:\Users\myname\GOOGLE~1\ and try to look for apache-tomcat-7.0.25, i'ts not there. Is there some way I could make windows re-index that folder or something so that it knows apache-tomcat-7.0.25 is under C:\Users\myname\GOOGLE~1 too?

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Is 8.3 filename creation enabled on your system? support.microsoft.com/kb/121007 –  Ryan Ries May 4 '13 at 2:32
    
Is there another "Google something" and the one you want is actually Google~2 or Google~3, etc. ? –  TessellatingHeckler May 4 '13 at 12:32

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I did the following steps

  1. I had another folder called Google Drive 2 within C:\Users\myname\ . I deleted that (didnt need it).
  2. I used dir /x /a to get short names for all folders (even hidden)
  3. I found that the short name was Google~2, and used it in my CATALINA_HOME. It works now.
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