This is a great tutorial on how to server websites other than in default htdocs folder in XAMPP. It worked for me the other day but then I had to reinstall XAMPP (1.7.7 was 1.7.6) and now I am getting this error when I try the same.
Access forbidden! You don't have permission to access the requested object. It is either read-protected or not readable by the server. If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster. Error 403
I have put this in http.conf file according to the above link
<Directory "C:/Blog"> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI AllowOverride All Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> Alias /blog/ "C:/Blog" # this goes inside the alias module
When I type the URL, I get these messages:
localhost/blog #gets error, object not found localhost/blog/ #Access Foribdden localhost/blog2/ #this folder does not exist and it rightly says object not found
Note that I have added everyone user to blog folder but still have the problem. I have added a plain HTML file as well but still have the same problem. I cannot find a .htaccess file.