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Hi so I need to make some drastic changes to my live site and it looks like I'll have to take it local to make these changes using XAMPP or WAMP.

So far I have taken all of the files from my server and got myself a database backup via the Magento admin.

I have now put all the files into a folder within my htdocs and i'm not sure what I do from here?

I am having trouble understanding the database, because I obviously need to add it to XAMPP to get all of my store running how it should however I have no idea how I assign the folder that contains my store the database.

Also what other steps are there?

I have taken a look around Google and I cant seem to find a way of taking a live site and making it local.

Could someone possibly describe the steps of doing this using XAMPP or WAMP?

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This YouTube tutorial might help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOIzGpXCuT4

Once you've copied all the files to your local htdocs folder, I believe you'll need to migrate your MySQL database from your live to your local. Additionally, make sure to update the web/unsecure/base_url and 'web/secure/base_url' in the core_config_data table.

  • And assuming you aren't using credentials from your production database, edit app/etc and modify local.xml to change the database user, name, password and so on. – David Lerner Sep 21 '15 at 22:39

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