DesktopServer – Create locally installed WordPress Websites Forums Public Discussions development website folder not found, sites button greyed out

This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Joseph Baker 10 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #135360

    Joseph Baker

    I recently “refreshed” Windows 10. It re-installed Windows, but did not erase my personal files, such as my “Websites” folder for DesktopServer. However, it did erase all my applications. I had to re-install Desktop Server.

    Now that everything is re-installed, when I open DesktopServer, it starts ok. It finds “localhost”. But when I go to “localhost”, no development websites are listed.
    I have not changed my file structure. I still have one development website in the default location:
    I don’t understand why DesktopServer doesn’t see that I have a development website where it should be.
    Even when I go to localhost->Tools->PHPMyAdmin the database for my website is still there.
    Also, the “Sites” button on DesktopServer is greyed out, as if there are no sites.

  • #135378

    Gregg Franklin

    Hello Joseph,

    DesktopServer is made of three components, the /xampplite folder (containing the application and the databases), the folder where you selected to have all your websites files stored and the preferences file.

    If you have a backup you can restore the preferences file. Learn more about it:

  • #135381

    Joseph Baker

    I don’t have a backup. Is there anyway I can change the preferences file so it can find my website folder?

    The preferences file looks like this

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