Proper way of changing the root folder name in Magento2?

I want to move the files from htdocs/Magento2x_1 to htdocs/Magento2x_2.

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You can change or move the root folder path as well as you need to go to Mysql table core_config_data and replace the base url paths by modified name.

Change the path value

For example

  1. Path web/unsecure/base_url value ( replaced by Magento2x_1. )

  2. path web/secure/base_url value ( replaced by Magento2x_1. )

  3. Refresh the cache ( php bin/magento cache:clean; ) and load the application by new path.

Hope this helps.

  • And what about Store->General->Web secure and unsecure urls? and after moving, any composer update? Cause i tried the above before, i get Object not found error
    – Sushivam
    Aug 19, 2016 at 7:16
  • You can find or modify the information in core_config_data table "web/secure/use_in_frontend" for secure and un-secure. and run setup-upgrade command. Aug 19, 2016 at 7:23

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