I have installed magento2 on windows 10 machine using XAMPP. I am able to access the front end but when opens admin page it does not load successfully thus I cannot access the left side menu items(for example, magento2 does not respond when I click catalog, content etc).

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I found following error message on chrome debugger panel

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  • Please add any screenshots for your error. May 29, 2018 at 7:43
  • @SaravananDS please have a look at the updates question May 29, 2018 at 7:49

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Looks like this is because Magento uses Symlink by default to load the static files.

Open app\etc\di.xml and change the following line

<item name="view_preprocessed" xsi:type="object">Magento\Framework\App\View\Asset\MaterializationStrategy\Symlink</item>


<item name="view_preprocessed" xsi:type="object">Magento\Framework\App\View\Asset\MaterializationStrategy\Copy</item>

Also make sure that pub and pub/static have the default .htaccess files present

  • Yes. It worked partially I believe 'cause the messy page is no longer exists but the functionality is not working May 29, 2018 at 8:22
  • Are you still getting console errors?
    – sduif
    May 29, 2018 at 8:27
  • it works now.... May 29, 2018 at 9:23

Open Xampp Shell,

Go to your Magento root Installtion directory and execute below Commands.

1). php bin/magento s:up

2). php bin/magento s:s:d // If your M2 version is 2.2.x than add -f like php bin/magento s:s:d -f

3). php bin/magento c:c

Check now, M2 will run as expected.

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