Make sure you have stopped all the 1.7.3 components, uninstalled any Windows services (removed the ticks in the Svc boxes) and clicked on the EXIT button in the control panel.dormston wrote:What files do I need to edit in my original installation if I want to change it's folder name from xampp to xampp173 pls? I tried running the setup_xampp.bat file to change the paths, but no luck. Can I change the necessary paths manually?
Yes if the install folder is missing then so are the files that setup_xampp.bat file requires and the lesson here is do not delete files and folders unless you know what these files and folder are doing there in the first place - a point also worth mentioning there are many (hundreds) zero length files in XAMPP that are required and should not be deleted manually or by a cleanup utility.dormston wrote:I think I may have deleted the original Install folder so setup_xampp.bat is struggling to work.
The only difference here is that if you require it portable then no need to run the setup_xampp.bat file but if on a fixed drive then XAMPP should be in the root of the drive like C:\ or D:\ etc. so you end up with C:\xampp or D:\xampp etc. and it should work correctly on any storage media.dormston wrote:I've got it loaded on an SD card (not a usb stick) but don't need it to be portable.
Only backup your own files and folders in the htdocs folder not the xampp folder as this is included in the 1.7.7 version and will be different.dormston wrote:Can you please confirm that the data I need to make sure I have a backup of is all the data in my htdocs folder and the 'Data' folder in mySql. I'm basically using it as a testing server for PHP/MySql.
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