I'm fairly new to Magento 2 and have been attempting to add a copy on my local machine (operating system: Windows 10) so that I can try out some database migration tests.

I have installed XAMPP and proceeded with the installation instructions. I was then rewarded with the following screen:

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The actual site address seems to open a follows:

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However when I click on "Launch Magento Admin" I get taken to a blank screen:

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I've opened the developers console to see if anything is wrong and the following errors seem to be in effect:

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Looking at this, I would think that this is an effect of the adminhtml styles not being loaded.

Regardless, does anyone know how I can fix this?


Yes, This is the problem with windows. Windows uses "\" as separator, the array "directories" contains entries with "/" as separator, so the check will always fail.

So you need to fix this by replacing the separator in core file:


function isPathInDirectories replace below code in isPathInDirectories function

$realPath = str_replace('\\', '/', $this->fileDriver->getRealPath($path));
  • This is a quick fix and may be Magento will provide a patch to fix this issue. – Saurabh Dwivedi Jan 9 at 13:47
  • Hi. Thanks @SaurabhDwivedi but I'm afraid that this hasn't resolved the issue. I'm still receiving the errors. – CJNotts Jan 9 at 14:37
  • Run command : php bin/magento setup:upgrade and then php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy Also can you send new error report again. – Saurabh Dwivedi Jan 9 at 14:40
  • That seems to have done the trick. Thank you very much! – CJNotts Jan 9 at 15:07

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