mrdrbadboy wrote:When I open XAMPP I assume you use the import tab to upload the files but I cant make that work.
Sorry I don't understand what that is all about - what import tab is that, how did you "open XAMPP" and what are you trying to "import"?
You would have read that you put your own files and folders like phpbb into the htdocs folder using the normal process of copy etc. in Windows Explorer File manager.
So you end up, using your phpbb example, with a folder in the htdocs folder called phpbb that has all the board's files and folders.
Next you follow the instructions for installing phpbb.
When you are finished extracting and installing phpbb you open your browser and type:http://localhost/phpbb/
If you have any issues with phpbb you ask on their forums.
If you have any issues with XAMPP you ask here.
To test your XAMPP installation you type in your browser:http://localhost/
Select your language and proceed to check out the demos all work and you should also secure your XAMPP.