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Windows 8 – 403 Forbidden error

Problem showed up when trying to access phpMyAdmin

got a 403 Forbidden


lots of suggestions online but only this worked for me.

change line with listen to


the section of code that is in


# Listen: Allows you to bind Apache to specific IP addresses and/or
# ports, instead of the default. See also the <VirtualHost>
# directive.
# Change this to Listen on specific IP addresses as shown below to
# prevent Apache from glomming onto all bound IP addresses.
#Listen 80

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