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jasper391 wrote:Ok so the root web directory is xampp\htdocs. Is this where I'm supposed to edit all my files? I am confused because if I edit any of the index files in that directory, it breaks the admin buttons on the control panel! That seems very wrong!
Yes, you can edit, you can add or delete files there (depending if you need them or not).
If you are a beginner, i would not touch the \xampp\htdocs\index.php
file because that is the file which contains a redirect to \xampp\htdocs\xampp\
the orange XAMPP Administration page (so don't touch this folder too).
The best practice would be to create a new folder inside \xampp\htdocs\ for each of your projects and request this folder by http://localhost/foldername/
btw: even if the Admin button is broken, if the \xampp\htdocs\xampp\ folder and its contents is still there, you can request the orange XAMPP Administration Page by url http://localhost/xampp/