If Apache is throwing a strange Access Denied message for a single directory on Windows 7, open up Windows Explorer, and browse to the problem folder. If it displays in green, then the contents are encrypted, and Windows 7 won't serve the file. Cool stuff!
Here is the browser error:
You don't have permission to access /simplejquerydropdown/index.html on this server.
Here is the error.log:
(OS 5)Access is denied. : file permissions deny server access:
The fix is to unencrypt the contents by:
1. right-click on the folder and choose properties.
3. Uncheck 'Encrypt contents to secure data'
4. Click OK
5. Click OK to close the Properties dialogue box
6. Choose to apply these changes to subfolders and files, and click OK
With a little side of applesauce...
©2006 Shannon Eric Peevey