I've just installed XAMPP (to C:\apachefriends) and I can view the default/welcome page, http://localhost/xampp/ OK.
Problem is that I cannot view any of my own documents i.e. it seems XAMPP only wants to display the files that shipped with it. I've tried putting a simple HTML in the document root folder, C:\apachefriends\xampp\htdocs and in C:\apachefriends\xampp\htdocs\xampp , e.g. C:\apachefriends\xampp\htdocs\xampp\reallySimpleHTMLfile.htm but I keep getting a 404 Object not found! error page - which is really strange because I have no trouble viewing the other files that shipped with XAMPP in the C:\apachefriends\xampp\htdocs\xampp directory e.g. lang.php, php.php, spash.php etc.
Why doesn't Apache display my documents? (I've been a good boy)