I run a single user instance of Atlassian Confluence and yesterday I upgraded to version 5.5. My Confluence wiki worked fine after the upgrade. However, after a reboot when I tried to access my wiki using its usual URL I received this error:
This page can’t be displayed • Make sure the web address http://localhost:8090 is correct. • Look for the page with your search engine. • Refresh the page in a few minutes.
I checked to see if the Atlassian Confluence service had started, and it has not, so I tried to do that manually. I received this more helpful error message:
Windows could not start the Atlassian Confluence service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.
My sys admin skills are few but I uncovered https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Setting+the+JAVA_HOME+Variable+in+Windows which
led me to try changing the JAVA_HOME system environment variable from
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_35 to
C:\Progra~2\Java\jdk1.6.0_35 but this did not help (even after a reboot).
I am reasonably sure that a Java upgrade I accepted recently may be involved in this error. I am using Windows 7 SP1 and have these subfolders present in C:\Program Files (x86)\Java:
Can anyone advise on whether they know a solution for how to restore my Atlassian Confluence 5.5 to a working condition?