Because now your new DocumentRoot is xampp/htdocs/newroot
and anything out of this directory will not be allowed to be served.
The only way to get that old directory to be seen is to move xampp/htdocs/xampp
into your new DocumentRoot xampp/htdocs/newroot/xampp
- this is a server security issue as it prevents someone being able to access any directory other than from within the DocumentRoot.
will then be the address for these old files.
will give you your Drupal script
You may also have to run xampp\setup_xampp.bat
file to have the new paths to the xampp directory location recognized.
BTW it is not a good idea to change the DocumentRoot for the purpose you have mentioned as it only causes confusion, as you have found out.
The easiest and preferred way would have been to delete the xampp/htdocs/index.php
from the xampp/htdocs
directory and place all your Drupal files in the xampp/htdocs
directory and proceed to install Drupal.
Then you would have had the same result without moving anything.
- would have served Drupal
- would have severed the XAMPP Welcome Page
It's still not to late to put everything back to the defaults and follow the above instructions - you may have some unexpected adverse situations raise their ugly head in the future doing it the way you did.
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