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How can i change the root directory of the currently installed wampserver to some other directory.

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Edit the httpd.conf file and/or the vhosts.conf file for the site wish to change. The Directory directive will let you specify where the files for this site are to be located.

For more info on httpd.conf see: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/configuring.html

And specifically: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#directory

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After doing the above, you can also change the: in the of wamp directory (wampmanager.ini, wampmanager.conf).

php.ini my.ini

Save your changes and close Wampserver.

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I tried doing this, but found that it got overwritten upon wamp restart. You can fix it for good by editing the $wwwDir variable in wamp/scripts/config.inc.php –  Kevin Higgins Feb 6 at 20:08

I found these simple steps helping,

  1. Click on WampServer icon in taskbar

  2. Select Apache > httpd.conf from the pullup

  3. Search for the term “DocumentRoot”

  4. Change the DocumentRoot path to your custom directory

  5. Search again for “DocumentRoot”

  6. again same procedure

  7. Save your changes and “Restart All Services”

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I have tried that but I get the Permission denied when I try to surf to localhost –  Max Sep 20 at 9:35
    
@Max did you check whether there is any htaccess file in your new directory or project –  Prasanth K C Sep 21 at 8:46

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