My backend won't load properly. How can I get it to do this?

Magento 2.0.7 on local MAMP install. Have cleared pub/static and the di/* Using Grunt to compile my LESS commands by 'Grunt watch'

Previously did, "grunt clean", "grunt exec", "grunt less" and then "grunt watch". Compiled all of the LESS files

Running "less:blank" (less) task
File pub/static/frontend/Magento/blank/en_US/css/styles-m.css created: 278.18 kB → 480.04 kB
File pub/static/frontend/Magento/blank/en_US/css/styles-l.css created: 72.4 kB → 125.05 kB
File pub/static/frontend/Magento/blank/en_US/css/email.css created: 6.87 kB → 12.92 kB
File pub/static/frontend/Magento/blank/en_US/css/email-inline.css created: 9.98 kB → 18.52 kB

Running "less:luma" (less) task
File pub/static/frontend/Magento/luma/en_US/css/styles-m.css created: 327.89 kB → 563.37 kB
File pub/static/frontend/Magento/luma/en_US/css/styles-l.css created: 97.12 kB → 165.89 kB

Running "less:backend" (less) task
File pub/static/adminhtml/Magento/backend/en_US/css/styles-old.css created: 175.36 kB → 286.23 kB
File pub/static/adminhtml/Magento/backend/en_US/css/styles.css created: 333.99 kB → 549.53 kB

Running "less:setup" (less) task
>> Destination setup/pub/styles/setup.css not written because no source files were found.

Running "less:updater" (less) task
>> Destination ../magento2-updater/pub/css/updater.css not written because no source files were found.

Running "less:documentation" (less) task
File lib/web/css/docs/docs.css created: 200.39 kB → 341.99 kB

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Console errors

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    deploy static content and check again. Oct 5, 2016 at 18:04
  • when I run the php bin/magento it does not find it from the magento root. Any thoughts on how to fix?
    – camdixon
    Oct 5, 2016 at 18:06
  • which php version and os system are used ? Oct 5, 2016 at 18:07
  • MAMP is set for me on 5.6 PHP version. The bin/magento file is there (so it's a weird error) OSX version is El Capitan and MAMP is 4.0.4
    – camdixon
    Oct 5, 2016 at 18:09
  • You have to set environment variable for windows. Oct 5, 2016 at 18:10

2 Answers 2


Delete pub/static/*

Deploy static content by below command.

php bin/mangeot setup:static-content:deploy

Then You have to compile with Grunt!

Now you will see without any issue in admin.

  • Then I can compile with Grunt!
    – camdixon
    Oct 5, 2016 at 18:47
  • see my edited answer, is it right steps for the solution ? Oct 5, 2016 at 18:50





This worked for me.

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