Apache installation question?

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   I am able to install Apache in my XP home edition.
I did put a very simple index.html /apache/htdocs/index.html
and when I type in http://localhost/index.html, I get this error :
Not Found.

   Please tell me where should I put the index.html?


PS. I did not change httpd.conf and here is part of it

DocumentRoot "/apache/htdocs"

# Each directory to which Apache has access, can be configured with respect
# to which services and features are allowed and/or disabled in that
# directory (and its subdirectories).
# First, we configure the "default" to be a very restrictive set of
# permissions.  
<Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None

================== http://localhost/index.html

The requested URL /index.html was not found on this server.
Apache/2.0.52 (Win32) Server at localhost Port 80

================================= http://localhost
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software on this system was successful. You may now add content to this
directory and replace this page.
Seeing this instead of the website you expected?

This page is here because the site administrator has changed the configuration
of this web server. Please contact the person responsible for maintaining this
server with questions. The Apache Software Foundation, which wrote the web
server software this site administrator is using, has nothing to do with
maintaining this site and cannot help resolve configuration issues.

The Apache documentation has been included with this distribution.

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Re: Apache installation question?

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This is correct in an unix environment, not in a windows environment.

It should read something like:

DocumentRoot "c:/apache/htdocs"

(When apache is actually installed on your c: drive in a folder named


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