I Edited only the httpd.conf file and the changes I made were Added: LoadModule php5_module "C:/PHP/php-5.2.12/php5apache2_2.dll"
Changed DocumentRoot and Directory from htdocs to test: DocumentRoot "C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/test" and <Directory "C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/test"> Added the following AddType application/x-compress .Z AddType application/x-gzip .gz .tgz AddType image/x-icon .ico AddType application/x-httpd-php .php AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps There is no php.ini file in PHP installation directory or WINDOWS or anywhere, there is only the original php.ini-dist and -recommended But apart from the above PHP works fine. And also when the URL http://localhost/test is entered the output message is > Not Found > > The requested URL /test was not found on this server. > But when a file name residing in the test directory is entered the expected output is given. Why is the set of files in the test directory not listed in the browser output.