OK so to save stuff into tomcat save in webapps\folder\file. ROOT is something that shows up with http://localhost:8080/file and any other folder there shows up as http://localhost:8080/folder/file thats saving now startup: I have my JDK in this folder: C:\jdk JRE is here: C:\jdk\jre I have my TOMCAT in this folder: C:\tomcat startup is here: C:\tomcat\bin My CMD prompt looks like this for startup:
C:\tomcat\bin>startup Using CATALINA_BASE: "C:\tomcat" Using CATALINA_HOME: "C:\tomcat" Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: "C:\tomcat"\temp Using JRE_HOME: "C:\jdk\jre" C:\tomcat\bin>
And thats startup. If you keep that prompt open until you wish to shut TOMCAT down, use the command 'shutdown' as long as you didn't switch folders. Else Rename the TWO variables and go back to the bin folder. If you specified CATALINA_HOME then where ever you are in the cmd, unless you are in tomcat's bin, you can put the path like this in the command: 'C:\tomcat\bin\startup' and 'C:\tomcat\bin\shutdown'