I have fully downloaded a magento 1.9.1 instance and it's DB which was running on a server into my computer and trying to get it up and running using WAMP server. everything looks fine except that I can't browse any page in both front-end and back-end unless I put /index.php/ in the URL. (if I don't, I get the 404 error)

I have tried enabling rewrite url module in WAMP,and clearing cache but that didn't help at all.

Is there anything I can do to get this fixed?

I notice I don't have the .htaccess file on my machine. Can this be the reason? If yes, do I have to place htaccess file in every single folder or just the root folder of magento?


1 Answer 1


Your problem is with .htaccess file. Take the .htaccess file from this git repo and put that file inside your Magento root directory Git Repo.

Put this piece of code inside the .htaccess file.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

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