Using Magento 2.2.6.

I just installed a brand new install of 2.2.6 using Apache on OS X High Sierra, and with both Chrome and Firefox, after logging into the admin, the subnavigation does not work, and inspecting the page shows 12 js files have failed to load:



There are 70 odd other js files that load just fine:



When I curl the failed files, the file content comes back properly:

curl http://m226.local/pub/static/version1542310649/adminhtml/Magento/backend/en_US/mage/utils/strings.js
 * Copyright © Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.
 * See COPYING.txt for license details.
], function (_) {
    'use strict';

    var jsonRe = /^(?:\{[\w\W]*\}|\[[\w\W]*\])$/;

    return {

         * Attempts to convert string to one of the primitive values,
         * or to parse it as a valid json object.
         * @param {String} str - String to be processed.
         * @returns {*}
        castString: function (str) {
            try {


I've run rm -rf var/cache/* pub/static/adminhtml/* and static:content:deploy multiple times with no change.

Is there a reason these files are failing to load and if so how can I fix it?

  • open your magento database and run this query to remove version number from the path

    insert core_config_data (config_id, scope, scope_id, path, value) values (null, 'default', 0, 'dev/static/sign', 0);

  • after this clear cache

    rm -rf var/di/* var/generation/* var/cache/* var/log/* var/page_cache/* var/session/* var/view_preprocessed/* pub/static/*

Than deploy static content

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f
  • Thanks Muhammad - not sure what step in there made the difference, but I followed your instructions, and all the js in the back end loaded correctly - thx! – dbcn Nov 19 '18 at 16:41

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