I have drive D: where my wamp server 2.2 was on for years and needed to move it to SSD drive F:. I proceeded like this:

  1. stopped all wamp services, exited aestryan menu
  2. copied wamp installation without www (too much junk) folder, from drive D: to drive F:
  3. created fresh www folder copied one WP install in there including original wamp index.php and loader-wizard.php
  4. used PowerGrep to replace all instances of D:/wamp to F:/wamp
  5. checked all ini/config files ,php, phpMyadmin, aliases, apache, the new drive letter is set.
  6. Double clicked wampmanager.exe located in F:/wamp (new drive)
  7. Server started, aestryan menu up, www Directory clicked it pulls correct folder F:\wamp\www
  8. went in my browser to localhost

It shows installations from drive D: (old drive)! What am I missing?

Solution: You MUST reinstallit the wamp, I was hoping on simple move but looks like wamp services map the localhost to the drive you originally installed the wamp on.

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    Did you delete the cache in your browser(s)? Simple, but often overlooked. – dan Sep 13 '16 at 0:55
  • sure , did , dev tools cache disable on, checked in other browsers , check over remote locations. same . wamp services seems like hard mapping the localhost to drive letter – Benn Sep 13 '16 at 8:46

For wamp 2.5 on Windows, use a text editor, e.g. notepad++ to edit c:\wamp\bin\apache\apache2.4.9\conf\httpd.conf

Change DocumentRoot "c:/wamp/www" to DocumentRoot "c:/my/new/path" (Note slash direction). This will change the location where files are served from (~Line 230).

Change <Directory "c:/wamp/www"> to <Directory "c:/my/new/path"> (Note slash direction). This applies permissions from the old directory to the new one (~Line 252).

Update: Is the F drive a data drive, a system drive or a partition? If it is not a system drive it is pretty much impossible to install the server there, since there is no "exe" support milieu on a non-system, or data, drive. If it is a system drive/partition, then you may indeed need to install it on F drive and just move over your files.

  • It sounds like the powergrep step (#4) should have caught that. Unless the grep wasn't done in the correct directory or was done case sensitive such that C: wouldn't have matched c:. – Stephen Ostermiller Sep 13 '16 at 4:32
  • Good eye or thought. I was thinking it's an incorrect path in general opposed to the drive being case sensitive and not being resolved with powergrep.. – norcal johnny Sep 13 '16 at 6:02
  • @norcaljohnny, everything is changed correctly , 150% sure, the issue seems in wamp services , looks like the install maps the localhost to the designated drive on install and you cant change it without uninstalling/reinstalling the wamp – Benn Sep 13 '16 at 8:43
  • @Benn please see update. – norcal johnny Sep 13 '16 at 9:04
  • @norcaljohnny, it is a system drive , 2 drives , D is raptor, F is Agility SSD – Benn Sep 13 '16 at 9:06

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