Mac xampp database issue - "failed opening required"
I have xampp 1.7.2a installed on my MacBook Pro 10.5.8. I run all my local websites from my "Sites" folder.
Up until now I have had no issues running php scripts. I setup a database using MyPHPAdmin which went fine. When I try and view some supplied files I get the following error: (please note I am a student and the files were supplied by an instructor - they work for everyone else, the only difference is i work on my personal mac and the rest work on a pc...anyways here is the error...)
Warning: Unknown: failed to open stream: Permission denied in Unknown on line 0
Fatal error: Unknown: Failed opening required '/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/simpsons/list.php' (include_path='.:/Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/lib/php:/Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/lib/php/pear') in Unknown on line 0
I've played around with the include path after soem research but nothign seems to be working. I have also tried running the files from the htdocs folder in my xampp folder to the same result.
Please please please help.....