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Confluence can't find home directory?

I am running Confluence on localhost and whenever I try to get it working it takes me to a page the says 

Setup: We can't locate your Confluence home directory.

I have already went into the confluence.init.properties file to specify my home directory and still have found no success. Looking for suggestions on what else I can try. 

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Are your installation and home directories separate?  They need to be separate.

i.e.

Installation directory = C:\Atlassian\Confluence

Home Directory = C:\Atlassian\ApplicationData\Confluence

Yes, I am also running this on OS X.

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Check that

  • The home directory exists
  • The home directory is not inside the install directory (and that the install directory is not inside the home directory)
  • The home directory and all its contents are owned by the user running Confluence
  • The user running Confluence has permissions for RWX across all files in there
  • You have got the right path in the properties file (That's my usual mistake, getting the wrong name in there)

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