XAMPP Error: Access is Denied - Solution

Follow these steps to easily overcome this error message in your XAMPP fresh installation:

  1. Close the XAMPP control panel
  2. Navigate to your XAMPP installation folder and fine a file name: xampp-control.exe
  3. Right-click on xampp-control.exe and select: Run as administrator
  4. Select yes when you are prompted to authorized XAMPP as administrator privileges.


Alternative, you can set the user permission for the application to run automatically as administrator.

Hope that helps.