I have tried resolving the issue in the last 6hrs without success.
Its my first time coping a wordpress site to local machine. I've copied using filezilla to local machine, where i am using xampp. MySql and Apache services are running fine. Before importing the database i tried checking http://localhost/folder_name, and i get server error instead of database error as per the instruction.
I've searched all over the net for help and could not get it resolved. Pls assist!