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I'm running XAMPP on my Windows Vista computer.

Server version: Apache/2.4.3 (Win32)

In web browser I can not access localhost/cgi-bin/hello.htm or any other file in the "cgi-bin" directory.

but if I rename directory "cgi-bin" to "cgibin" then I can access:

localhost/cgibin/hello.htm

Why can't I access directory with dash in it?
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It's not the dash.  The default install of XAMPP has a 'cgi-bin' directory above the web root.  It is normally reserved for 'cgi' or 'pl' programs and is not supposed to be directly accessible from the web.
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