omg, im sorry you have totally lost me lol. im so sorry for being a pain in the a--.
i went into localhost/phpadmin i exported mysql, another folder call iowcaravanhire (which im presuming is where my wordpress stuff is?)
i then installed another newer xampp into a diff folder d/xampp2 and dumped the files in mysql, then imported mysql and iowcaravanhire.
then started xampp and tried to access localhost/caravanhire no go
would it help you to access my laptop to see wht ive done? or am i taking the piss somewhat.