A FileWatcher job is failing, the message in the autorep detail report suggests it is looking in the wrong directory

Document ID : KB000049064
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

FileWatcher job running to failure, message suggest it is looking in the wrong directory

FAILURE         10/03/2012 07:49:25    1  PD  10/03/2012 07:49:25
<The C:\Program Files\CA\Workload Automation AE\SystemAgent\WA1_AGENT\temp does not exist or not a directory>

Solution:

This can happen if the job definition setting watch_file was as follows:

watch_file: c\:temp\jm27791   
When it should have:   
watch_file: c\:\temp\jm27791

Without the \ before temp the PATH the agent would be using a relative PATH.
It would start in the agent's landing directory.
C:\Program Files\CA\Workload Automation AE\SystemAgent\WA1_AGENT