almost brand new to the whole running my own server gig (excepting of course those courses for php-coding I went through about 10 years ago or so).
I Installed XAMPP 1.8.3-2-VC11... Everything went absolutely swimmingly. Local host worked and everything. Then I went ahead and "installed" the WordPress files... ahem... I put installed in quotation-marks because for some reason I didnt extract the files correctly. So when I copied the files over to c:\xampp\htdocs I got a prompt going "Hey! There is already an INDEX.HTML in this directory. Are you SURE you want to replace it?" I was tired and a noob. So I clicked yes without realizing what that file was used for.
So now when I go to localhost in my browser I get the configuration-page for wordpress since the regular page is effectively deleted and replaced... I'm facepalming all the way to bed right now because of this mishap (it's 3AM workday over here)
So I'm wondering. It was only the index.html in the htdocs that was replaced. So the situation should be salveagable. But I need to find the regular stock- index.html that usually resides there. But is it available outside of the installer? Or else, I am looking at a complete re-install of the whole XAMPP-package I presume?
Well, again. I messed up. But at least I am fairly certain of where it went wrong and how I could fix it. If I only can get hold of that one file... Anyone have any directions I can follow to obtain it?