Enable htaccess ( mod_rewrite ) in xampp

For some reason my install of XAMPP didn’t have mod_rewrite automatically enabled? Not really sure why but basically below are the instructions on how to enable .htaccess mod_rewrite in xampp.

1. Go to the directory of installation C:\xampp\apache\conf

2. Open and edit httpd.conf in a text editor

3. Find the line which contains

#LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so

and (uncomment) change to

LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so

4. Find all occurrences of

AllowOverride None

and change to

AllowOverride All

I think it appears two or three times in the httpd.conf configuration file.

5. Restart xampp

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