First I'd like to say thank you for such an excellent product overall. I installed xampp for Vista easily and was off and running and have no background whatsoever in dealing with servers. This is my first experience and you have made it so easy with your product. I am a student and have created a number of sites, but not for money yet. I wanted to say thank you. Hope to be a contributor if this turns to any money!
I found a similar post but for windows xp and vista turned out to be so challenging to install anything even when I am logged in as administrator, I have begun a new post for that reason. I never had install problems with XP like vista has been and it kept me from installing other peoples server software until I found Apache Friends.
The nice yellow and orange control panel simply vanished. I haven't accessed it often, but to create the database which I worked with from there in another program.
HELP!! I just used to type "localhost" and viola! The control panel to phpmyadmin as well as a number of other features. To my knowledge I have been careful not to delete any files of this install, though I do save files into the "htdocs" directory and that is it.
Should I consider a new install? What I see is now just a directory structure of htdocs folder.
I would appreciate any assistance. The install and use was so easy, I barely remember the install.
If I have to reinstall the xampp, it seems moving the files in the htdocs directory is all I need to do to preserve my work I have already created?
Thanks in advance.