I've backup my Joomla 3.3.1 website with Akeeba backup. I've installed this backup on a localhost (Xampp) with Akeeba kickstart.

I can access the backend with this address: http://localhost/joomla/administrator and everything is correctly installed.

But when I try to connect to the front-end, on this address http://localhost/joomla/, I get a 404 error:

Object not found!

The requested URL was not found on this server. If you entered the URL manually please check your spelling and try again.

If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.
Error 404
Apache/2.4.9 (Win32) OpenSSL/1.0.1g PHP/5.5.11 

Before getting this error I was redirected to the original site URL, so I commented out those lines in my .htacess:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.mywebsite.org$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.mywebsite.org/$1 [L,R=301]

Any idea what I am suppose to do to make it work?

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if you have acces to the backend, try disabling the SEF configurations.

EDIT: then you have an issue with rewrite rules, check with an original .htaccess (cf joomla installation package) after that you can reenable SEF as it should work xampp.


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