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Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:35 PM


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If I install your shop and delete the install folder + renaming the admin folder I’m sure I have to define the renamed folder name somewhere, just I don’t know in which file.

But here is the error message right after the FTP folder renaming procedure and trying to login:
Warning: require_once(/home/****/public_html/****/s/admin/init.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/****/public_html/****/s/admin/ on line 20

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘/home/****/public_html/****/s/admin/init.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear’) in /home/****/public_html/****/s/admin/ on line 20

I can't access the administration page because the script don't find the folder. I need to define the new folder name somewhere in a file.
Am I right?

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:13 PM


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Unlike zencart/osc you dont need to edit any files to rename the admin folder. You just change the url for your admin to whatever your new folder is called.
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:05 PM


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Ok I believe you, but than why is the situation (Can't login) and the error message?

How to solve that and also why it's written: No such file or directory in /home/****/public_html/****/s/admin/

So the script trying to find files in admin folder but that isn't there, coz I renamed it.


Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:38 AM


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Try using your ftp program to look through your folders

you had:

now you have:

so place: into your browser's URL

Hope this helps :)


Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:38 PM


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I really apreciate for everyone who is helping me, but until now nobody understood my problem.
Now I try to explain better:
1. Install went OK (This means, folder permissions and database are all OK)
2. Deleted the install folder
3. Renamed the admin folder (for example: "badmin")
4. I have opened from browser the new address and no problem with the login page (what is:
5. Filled up the fields with correct datas, but after if I send the login form only blank page what I got.
6. I didn't know what is the problem so I turned on the php error reporting, than I got the above error lines, where we can see, the script trying to find that file ( in the old admin folder, what is now not there, it's in "badmin".
So until the script think it has to find files in "admin", nothing can access.
That's why I wrote somewhere in the files need to define the new admin folder name.
Until 1.5 days I would like to step in the admin area, to configure the shop, but here I stocked. :(



Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:18 AM


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Ok, who will have the same problem:

If you see the error message, go to the FTP client and upload the admin folder also.
So you have the renamed admin + the original.
Refresh the page where was those errors and voila, login will be ok.
Start setup the things and (I don't know which or when) after few settings you can delete the folder:admin and leave just the renamed one.


Posted 19 June 2014 - 05:13 PM


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How can I rename the admin folder after installation has been completed in PS 1.6? Any help will be great.


Posted 01 July 2014 - 12:23 PM


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Use a FTP client - Total Commander, FireFTP etc.



Posted 10 December 2015 - 11:33 AM


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I didn't wanna mess with the generic admin folder name. So what i did was to add a new A record to my DNS, say and then add a directive to your apache config to redirect to something like:


RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST}
RewriteRule ^(.*) http://www.yourdomai.../youadminfolder [R]


I do realise that it is an old post but it was the first hit on google when i searched "prestashop rename admin folder" so i guess someone else could also be helped by having this option.

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