The default location for ColdFusion databases is the ColdFusion database folder (the db folder under the ColdFusion root; on Windows machines, this will usually be C:\coldfusion8\db). The owsdata.zip file contains a folder named ows, which you should save in the database folder.
Install the ows.zip contents under the Web server root. If you are using ColdFusion in stand-alone mode (on Windows) using installation defaults, then the Web root will be:
If you are using Microsoft IIS, the Web root will likely be:
To install the OWS files, do the following:
Create a directory named ows beneath the Web server root.
Copy the images directory into the just-created ows directory. ...