Re: local host - how do I set up a copy of my site on xampp?
download a fresh copy zen cart. Place in httpdocs or if that version uses www folder. set up your database by loging into localhost/phpmyadmin.
Run the zen cart installer. localhost/name of zen cart install in your browser
download a copy of your live site template and add your template to the template folder. Log into admin and set your template
Don't forger to start your server
Play with it long enough and you will break it.