I am a .NET Developer and for the first time installing Magento 2.3 on my local machine with Windows 10 , 64 bit machine from last three days but without success.

Here is what I did -

  1. Installed XAMPP from here https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html

  2. Downloaded , unzipped and copied the magento files to C:/xampp/htdocs/magento23 folder

  3. From XAMPP> Apache > Config , uncommented the extensions soap, xsl, mysql and almost every other extension
  4. Installed Composer and executed the composer install command in magento23 folder
  5. Removed read-only permission from the complete folder
  6. Readiness check, installation, DB Creation done. But the admin screen comes up complete gray and application screen come up with only few links at the bottom.

1 Answer 1


For Magento 2.3 there is issue with "\"


In above file find

$realPath = $this->fileDriver->getRealPath($path); // approx 114 line

Replace with

$realPath = str_replace('\\', '/', $this->fileDriver->getRealPath($path));

I hope this will help you.

  • Okay. Thank you for your response. I will try Dec 31, 2018 at 9:22
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    I have just edit my answer. added \\ .
    – user55548
    Dec 31, 2018 at 9:24
  • I think your fix worked , but created problem at another place. Now its throwing runtime exception - [RuntimeException] Could not scan for classes inside "C:\xampp\htdocs\magento230\vendor/oyejorge/less.php/lessc.inc.php" which does no t appear to be a file nor a folder Dec 31, 2018 at 9:36
  • I think this might help you. magento.stackexchange.com/questions/147649/… I have not tried this solution. But may be it helps to you.
    – user55548
    Dec 31, 2018 at 9:55

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