Sharley wrote:The etc folder has to be there, so another thing to check is that you have allowed seeing system files and folders - Control Panel>Folder Options>View> tick the box Display the contents of system folders> click OK.
OK yes i did find these options within the control panel only after I switched my control panel to "classic view" (without classic view there were no folder options displayed) then I was able to make the change and now I can see the "etc" folder
manna1111 wrote:HOw do I accept the security certificate so that I am allowed axxess to locoalhost? I have clicked to "go to site anyway" however, I am still automatically reverted to the xampp homepage. Is this correct?
Sharley wrote:I don't have IE so that will be your job to find out how to accept a certificate, if that is at all possible, in IE.
There have been some issues with the installer version of XAMPP 1.7.0 in XP that have been fixed by doing a full uninstall of XAMPP then a reinstall either with the installer version again or using the zip or my preferred version the 7zip self extracting exe file
I have reinstalled using your version and apache and mysql are running much cleaner now but I still have the security cert problem with IE. I have a question in another topic thread on how to change my default browser to IE.