I am new to this so please bear with me.
I have installed XAMPP 1.7.7 for Windows. I have the following services running:
If I enter http://localhost/xampp/ into my browser, I see the Xampp index page, which is good. However, in the htdocs directory (C:\xampp\htdocs), I have created a projects directory and within that, created another directory, tamala, in which I have added recently downloaded WordPress files (C:\xampp\htdocs\projects\tamala).
Thing is, if I enter http://localhost/xampp/htdocs/projects/tamala or http://localhost/xampp/projects/tamala or even http://localhost/xampp/projects/tamala/wp-admin/install.php, I get the following results:
Object not found!
The requested URL was not found on this server. If you entered the URL manually please check your spelling and try again.
If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.
Apache/2.2.21 (Win32) mod_ssl/2.2.21 OpenSSL/1.0.0e PHP/5.3.8 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.1
What am I doing wrong? I am sure this is what I used to do on previous versions of Xampp for Windows. It's probably something really simple that I am missing. Oh, just in case you ask, I am sure that my services are running.
I've answered my own question. I simply remove xampp from the browser address!