Before I screw this up I think I should ask for a little help. I've checked the forums, found one exact same question, but it didn't work. Also, I've followed all of Michael H's steps up until now.
Question: After opening the wp_config_sample.php file in notepad and making the necessary changes, I "saved as" wp-config.php Save As Type = All Files Encoding = UTF-8
But, when I look at the saved file in the WordPress Folder, it doesn't look like the other php files, it looks like a notepad file.
Before I upoad the WordPress file from my desktop, I'd like to make sure I've done this correctly.
Also, are there files in the 2.3.1 file that I should NOT ftp to my server?