I have received a backup of a client's website as a .jpa file and I'm trying to install it locally into MAMP. The site is using Joomla! 3.6.5 Stable and Joomla Platform 13.1.0 Stable [ Curiosity ]

All seemed to go pretty smoothly right up until I went to view my website in the browser and I received a 404 error.

I have tried deleting .htaccess.bak and .htaccess.admintools from my local installation but I am still getting the same error.

Can anyone see what I'm doing wrong?

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    Have you read through the Akeeba documentation? It's extremely detailed, so I'm sure you'll find your answer there
    – Lodder
    Apr 18, 2017 at 9:54

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The problem was caused by the site URL being set as the live site rather than the local installation in MAMP, I set it to the local URL and now the site works

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    Note that in most cases you don't need to set the live url configuration variable.
    – FFrewin
    Apr 18, 2017 at 11:44

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