Best way of moving file location of Wordpress (Apache/ win)

Hi,

I wanted to move my Wordpress site from one drive to another. I thought in my innocence that I could just move the folders and re-point the site file location in Apaches httpd-vhosts.conf file, and then re-start Apache: but I get a permissions problem and can’t see the site. It looks like because I don’t have permissions on the files in the upload folders (although I have permissions on the folders themselves) my permissions get removed at the top level - the only way around this seems to be to change the permissions on all the files individually - but that’s 700+ files and I’m not sure it would even work after doing that.

What’s the best way of going about this? I’m wondering if it’s just a case of doing a fresh Wordpress install and pointing at the old database: or else doing a fresh Wordpress install and then emptying the database and importing a backup?

http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Moving_WordPress_to_a_New_Server

Yes, I’m aware of that resource, and it says “If database and URL remains the same, you can move by just copying your files and database.” My problem is that when I “just copy my files” I get a permissions issue. So I presume there must be something else I need to do rather than just copying my files. But I don’t know what.

Here is a tutorial i did on moving WP site. It says anonymous for my name - go figure.

I never done it on a windows server but from linux to linux. But you really do not need to move all the other files just WP config and wp content folder.