WinNMP (Nginx) returning “Directory access is forbidden.”

I installed WinNMP with the typical install. and added two files that I am using to check the installation(among others)

C:\Proj\MyRG\public_html\test.htm
C:\Proj\MyRG\public_html\application\index.htm
c:\winnmp\conf\nginx.conf file contains:
root "C:/Proj/MyRG/public_html/application"
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\host file contains both these lines after the install:
127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 ProjWinNMPTest.test #WinNMP ProjWinNMPTest.test #WinNMP public_html.test


Regardless of how I set WinNMP Manager-->Options(button)-->Projects Dir when I read the test files from a browser

http://127.0.0.1/public_html/test.htm
correctly reads the simple htlm file.
http://127.0.0.1/public_html/application/index.html
returns "directory access is forbidden
'http://127.0.0.1/public_html/index.html

1) How can I set the root file for 127.0.0.1 to point to C:/Proj/MyRG/public_html/application instead of C:/Proj/MyRG/public_html ?
• application/public_html is what you defined as root of the server, remove the public_html/application from your uris and it will work. I.e: http://127.0.0.1/index.html – Tensibai Sep 24 '18 at 7:45