Magento 2.4.3

I need to move the Magento core files which were installed in app/code/Magento by accident to the vendor folder so they can be updated with composer. Any advice on how to do that? Could not find much on Google.

I aleady tried deleting the content of the vendor folder and running composer install or composer update. That does not install what I need, only the current vendor state will be restored.


  • Where did you get the files from GitHub? It would be best to install a fresh copy using composer and then copy all files back to this environment (please remember to keep a backup) May 17, 2022 at 14:58

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I think your best option would be creating a new project & install using composer https://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.4/install-gde/composer.html

After that, simply copy from your old project any relevant code in app/code & app/design folders & composer.json file

  • Some pages were built using the Magento PageBuilder, how would I move those? They are in the database ... May 16, 2022 at 8:15
  • I was talking about code. You can use same database after that May 16, 2022 at 9:13
  • Right, I will try :-) May 16, 2022 at 9:17
  • Feel free to accept the answer if it helped Jun 6, 2022 at 16:07

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