I overwrote the media and skin folders on the magento installation with the sample data's skin and media folders. I also ran the query against the database. Now I have a problem because "There has been an error processing your request", and I can't access Magento site any more. What can I do to pull through the sample data, and have my Magento working again?

  • Try truncating core_resource and flushing caches. This will make all setup scripts run again. Commented Sep 26, 2016 at 20:17

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I returned the original media and skin folders (fortunately I saved them just in case). After that, I copied and merged the potential extra content from the sample data, in media and skin folders. Works fine now. And with sample data content.


yes it's possible

sudo php bin/magento sampledata:deploy

Run this command in Magento root dir

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