Unable to start elasticsearch on windows "The system cannot find the path specified."

Hi,

Use case : I have to perform an upgrade activity in production environment.
Upgrade from 7.7.1 version to 7.15.0 on windows 2016 64 bit OS.

Before performing I am doing a testing in a lower environment.
Where I have downloaded the zip file of easticsearch 7.7.1. But the problem is When I am trying to run Elasticsearch it gives me the below error.

C:\ELK\Elasticsearch-7.7.1-windows-x86_64>.\bin\Elasticsearch.bat
The system cannot find the path specified.

C:\ELK\Elasticsearch-7.7.1-windows-x86_64>bin\Elasticsearch.bat
The system cannot find the path specified.

C:\ELK\Elasticsearch-7.7.1-windows-x86_64>bin\Elasticsearch
The system cannot find the path specified.

Below is the java version.

C:\ELK\Elasticsearch-7.7.1-windows-x86_64>java -version
java version "11.0.13" 2021-10-19 LTS
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.13+10-LTS-370)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.13+10-LTS-370, mixed mode)

Below are the Elasticsearch.yml file

cluster.name: poc
node.name: node1
#node.master: true
#node.data: true
#node.ingest: true
#path.data: /path/to/data
#path.logs: /path/to/logs

#bootstrap.memory_lock: true

network.host: 172.****
http.port: 9200
#network.tcp.keep_alive: true

discovery.seed_hosts: ["172.****"]
cluster.initial_master_nodes: ["172.****"]

Kindly help,
Tahseen

Hi @tahseen_fatima,

can you try switching your slashes to forward?

./bin/Elasticsearch.bat

Or go directly to the bin folder and just type Elasticsearch.bat

Make sure you are in Admin window