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Moved website from Live server to Local wamp server and when I try to access the website on local server it is prompting me to install magento again

I mean when I type http://localhost/mywebsite/ it is going to install page at http://localhost/mywebsite/index.php/install/ instead of showing front end of the website ..

The problem doesn't seems to replicate on live server, I have uploaded same copy of files and database on live server again and it works fine . I am using, must be something with the wamp server settings

What could be the issue...

Thanks

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You will be prompted to install if app/etc/local.xml is missing. Make sure this exists and contains database connection details.

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  • it is available in etc folder.. is it something to do with sample data... the website has magneto sample data in it.. – user14483 Sep 22 '14 at 17:18
  • i think it is finding local.xml when I put wrong database name, it gives me error, when database is right it takes me to installation page . – user14483 Sep 22 '14 at 17:25
  • Something else must at play here then, as such I would tend to agree with the voters above - the potential causes are too broad to easily be determined and resolved here. – Jonathan Hussey Sep 22 '14 at 17:40
  • It doesn't have anything to do with sample data. Your app/etc/local.xml is incorrect. Check the file path, file name, and the content. I suggest getting a new copy from a working installation and reconfiguring it. – musicliftsme Sep 22 '14 at 19:32

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