Trouble installing XAMPP for Windows

Following these instructions:

1 - Download and install XAMPP to your computer from - we'll assume you installed it on the C drive

2 - Once the installation is completed, it will prompt you to start the XAMPP controller panel. Leave it for now.

3 - Open C:\xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf file with notepad and find the line "#LoadModule rewrite_module modules/" and remove the "#" and save it.

4 - Edit the php.ini file and change arg_separator.output = & to arg_separator.output = &

5 - Now go to C:\xampp and double click on the xampp_start application

6 - Then go to http://localhost/

7 - Change your server's password in the security option

8 - Go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin and login with the username and the password of your server

9 - Create a database called "elgg" in your phpmyadmin panel

10 - Now download Elgg. Unzip it and extract to C:\Xampp\htdocs\sites\elgg

11 - Create the Elgg data folder as C:\Xampp\htdocs\sites\data

12 - Go to http://localhost/sites/elgg

13 - You will be taken to the Elgg installation steps. Install it and enjoy.


that you can find overe here: I have some trouble.


Trouble starts in step 10, while I've installed xampp, I have the xampp folder aswell, but I do not have the folder "sites" inside htdocs. I don't know what does this mean (that I've installed a newer version of xampp and they've renamed the folders, that I've installed it incorrectly...). The only things I have in htdocs are:

folder xampp (with some folders and files like img, sqlite, lang, adodb.php, etc)




I'm not a programmer, so excuse me if this is a really silly problem, but I'm really stucked!

Thank you!