What do I need to type in the URL bar to access CMS made simple on a local installation ( Xampp)?

Hi. I have installed CMS made simple locally in Xampp. In xampp there is a menu (Bitnami) enabling installation of an earlier version, but I didn't see this until I installed version 2.0 manually. Now I can't access the installation. Does anyone know how I can I configure Xampp to show it?  I have Apache and MySQL running.

http://localhost takes me to the Xampp dashboard
http://localhost/xampp/htdocs/cms/cms_active/index.php gives me ... 404 not found
My installation of CMS is not listed in Applications in the Xampp dashboard.
Please help !!
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Loganathan NatarajanLAMP DeveloperCommented:
did you check in your .htaccess file? It must be configured as per the root directory path.
NackJichAuthor Commented:
Thanks Loganathan...
I'm like a fish out of water with all this... the file .htaccess contains:
# To deny PHPs
<Files ~ "\.(php|php3|php4|php5|phtml|pl|cgi)$">                                                                              
  order deny,allow                                                                                                            
  deny from all                                                                                                              
Loganathan NatarajanLAMP DeveloperCommented:

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NackJichAuthor Commented:
Loganathan NatarajanLAMP DeveloperCommented:
Thanks for your points! All the best!
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