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Can anybody help for this question.

I have changed my computer. And now my browser (google chrome) can not read php-files from my computer.

I have installed PHP from XAMPP.

What may be the reason for this?

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If you have XAMPP installed, when you turn it on, the files that are inside the htdocs directory of your XAMPP installation will be accessible through the localhost domain in the browser, like this: http://localhost/file.php

It might be that you had a Chrome extension that creates a local server like this one: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/web-server-for-chrome/ofhbbkphhbklhfoeikjpcbhemlocgigb?hl=en Just like XAMPP, the Chrome extension requires the files to be in a particular folder and accessed through a particular domain (

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Your code editor should save the file with a UTF-8 encoding and your HTML page should specify that encoding using a <meta charset="UTF-8"> tag.

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