"No input file specified" when using Apache, Windows 10 and non-primary drive (i.e. drive D:)

Issue Summary

Using a local site with Apache, on an external (or secondary) drive, in Windows, results in error “No input file specified”

Troubleshooting Questions

  • Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular?
    All sites that run on Apache in D:\Development (or any path other than on the Primary drive)

  • Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser?
    Not if using Apache on secondary harddisk.


  1. create site, advanced
  2. use a path on a secondary drive (D:, E: anything but C:)
  3. set-up with Apache
  4. ANY PHP version will do
  5. ANY MySQL version will do

System Details

  • Which version of Local is being used?

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?
    Windows 10 Home

Log file: (nothing of interest, but here it is)
local-lightning.log (8.0 KB)

Thanks for letting us know @rmpel! – This is a known limitation of running Apache, under Windows, across different partitions:

There’s nothing that Local can do except consider a containerized solution since this is specific to how Apache is built and the way in which it doesn’t account for Windows and the underlying filesystem.

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