Relocating xampp folder

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Relocating xampp folder

Postby esieens » 20. February 2010 20:51

Hello,

I am using an old xampp installation (v1.6.3a) and I want to relocate it to a bigger and faster hard drive.

I moved the xampp folder and run the setup_xampp.bat from my new location. I was offered the option to do a refresh which I selected.

When I tried to start xampp from my new location, it failed. If I start it from the old locations (I kept it as a backup in case something went wrong) it works.

It looks like the path for the services have not been updated.

Any idea how I can fix this please?

Thanks.
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Re: Relocating xampp folder

Postby MC10 » 20. February 2010 22:35

According to http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html#1169:

If you have installed any server as Windows service, you must first remove the Windows service, and after the moving you can install the service again.

Warning:
The configuration files from your own scripts, like for the software phpBB, are not adjusted. This task is up to you. But it's possible to write a "plug-in" the installer. With such a plug-in, the installer can adjust such files too..


(Emphasis on blue and bold parts)
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