After successfully installing Magento (environment below), url's to access storefront and admin show a 404/Not Found errors. What am i missing?


  • macOS Mojave 10.14.2
  • Apache 2.4.37
  • PHP 7.2.9
  • MySQL 8.0

While installing:

  1. Apache is running on port 8081
  2. I chose the store name to be magento instead of magento2

Tried these:

  1. Copied .htaccess from /htdocs/magento2/app/pub to /htdocs/magento2/
  2. Updated httpd.conf file to Listen 8081 , ServerName localhost:8081 and enabled LoadModule rewrite_module lib/httpd/modules/mod_rewrite.so


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  • You said you copied files to /htdocs/magento2 in error is magento directory, without number 2
    – BartZalas
    Jan 16, 2019 at 22:12
  • No, it is correct the full path for my magento2 directory is /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/magento2. While installing i chose the store name to be magento instead of the default magento2 Jan 16, 2019 at 22:14

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I'm having a pretty similar issue, just on a windows machine instead. Here is another step you can try to see if it helps. So go to pub/static folder and delete everything except htaccess. Then open up app/etc/di.xml find the path “Magento\Framework\App\View\Asset\MaterializationStrategy\Symlink” and replace to “Magento\Framework\App\View\Asset\MaterializationStrategy\Copy”. Then clear cache and maybe restart apache and try again? I got this from http://www.dckap.com/blog/magento-2-admin-links-not-working-in-windows/ which is windows specific, but I don't think that this issue is windows specific.

  • Thanks. Tried all of them now.. but same issue. Jan 16, 2019 at 22:12

After re-installing Magento with the below change, the URL's were working. I tried While installing.

  • At 3rd step : Web Configuration, while entering "Your Store Address", replace localhost with and you can still use custom port. After install you will see the URLs to Storefront and Admin (as below).

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  • and should load without errors.

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Note: I'm still not sure what fixed or how this works. I have raised a GitHub issue #20355 for Magento team to look.

  • You change directory to correct in installation like I was writing to magento2 , compare your screens
    – BartZalas
    Jan 17, 2019 at 0:30

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