At the first instance after finishing installation the link "Go to your new website" directs to the parent directory. Then I tried with appending "index.php" to "http://localhost/drupal/" it displayed admin home but now Clicking on any link displays the root directory of drupal site. I am not able to navigate through different sections of administrator page of drupal.
During drupal installation you should be careful of following things;
- Download and unzip drupal properly.
- copy and paste that into your var/www (for linux) and xampp/htdocs (windows).
- Rename the drupal folder to ur project name. Don't make any subfolder.
- Make sure there is no spaces during renaming the drupal folder.
- After creating database. Doing changes in settings.php run install.php in ur browser.
- If u r using linux give all permissions.