Glob paths outside of root

#1

is it possible to use glob outside of the root to read a directory inside the root? i have tried relative and absolute paths but it doesn’t seem to work either way. When i place the php file back into the root, then it finds the directory as relative path. Can i set a path in the php ini file?

#2

i figured it out. i am tired today.
i didn’t realize that the root in this situation is the disk. so c:/xampp/htdocs works.
i think that i need to call it a day.