I cannot get my previous sites to work with the latest version of Xampp, I think because I may have had Xampp turned on at the wrong time.
Before installing, I copied my sites from
to a backup folder.
Once xampp was installed I moved the site folders back into the appropriate htdocs and Mysql/data folders.
When I tried to open the sites, with http://localhost/site.com I typically got the site.com going to http://localhost/site.com/wp-admin/install.php
which opened a Wordpress installation page. (odd given that WP was already installed.)
Under "User Name" it had Username User(s) already exists.
Whatever I did I could not progress past this point.
What I did try doing with a couple of sites is to edit config.php and deleted "Authentication Unique Keys and Salts."
This allowed me to get into one site, but not others.
[Yes, yes...I could reinstall xampp etc BUT doing it in a rush, I MOVED the site files across rather than copy them. I therefore no longer have the original backed up site files. )
Please - is there any way to rescue me from this mess?