Moving resources under WEB-INF
my_root-- -- html -- js -- images
These folders contain some subfolders.
From a security reason I need to move all these resources under the WEB-INF folder so they will not be directly accessible.
Currently JSP and servlet files are already under the WEB-INF folder.
I am using WebSphere and WebLogic servers.
What is the easiest method for me to safely move all html/js/images folders under the WEB-INF without breaking all links/forwarding to resources in these folders and make sure these resources are not directly accessible?
You're making a thiniking mistake here. HTML/JS/image (and CSS) resources need to be directly accessible anyway. For JSPs the story is different, some of them, if not all, need to be preprocessed by a servlet (e.g. to retrieve some list from DB for display in a table). If those JSPs were been accessed directly, then that servlet step would be skipped altogether, which is absolutely not what you want (the JSPs end up "empty"; without any data from the DB). That's why they should be hidden in /WEB-INF to prevent direct access without going through a preprocessing servlet first. Also, in case of servlet based MVC frameworks, this way the whole MVC framework process (collecting request parameters, converting/validating them, updating model values, invoking actions, etc) would be skipped.
Your concrete functional requirement is not exactly clear (the whole question makes at its own no sense; the answer is just "don't do that"), but if you actually want to restrict access to static resources which don't need to be preprocessed by a servlet at all to certain users only, then you need to implement an authentication/login system. You can utilize container managed authentication or homegrow a Filter for this.
You can go with a very simple tool like notepad++ and use the findAndReplace feature. Eclipse can also do this but it gets tricky to effectively find every reference.
Note that there are other ways to stop users from accessing your images. It is probably easier to just leave things where they are and instruct the websphere to stop serving these images from the images folder