I want to work on a WordPress website locally and when I initially searched for a local server, the first three sites I checked out suggested using WinAMP. After downloading the necessary C++ environments, I downloaded it and everything looked good. I didn't configure it. The next day I went to upload some photos and the Windows AutoPlay tool wasn't working. When I opened my photo editor, it froze and crashed. My whole computer (Windows 7) was extremely sluggish. Since installing WinAMP was the only recent activity, I decided to do a system restore to remove changes to my computer, but that failed.
So I went to a second computer on the same wi-fi network and the autoplay on that computer did not work either. When I searched my folders, I found lock icons on many, and when I attempted to change permissions, I found that WinAMP's permissions could not be altered because they were granted at the parent level.
I resolved my problem by uninstalling WinAMP on the first computer and by doing a successful system restore on the second.
My AutoPlay photo/video tool is broken on both computers.
Perhaps XAMPP is a better program to act as a local server? Before I install it, I want to make sure this isn't going to happen again. Do I need to configure it following download to assign which media types it handles? Would another program be better for me? I am technologically challenged and really don't know what I'm doing!
Thanks in advance.