I can't go to my admin panel

I have installed zencart. I am editing on my local computer before I upload to the remote server.

The website is well installed but I can’t go the admin panel after changing the admin folder name. I tried to find solution on their website but their web pages don’t open. Is there anything I should do again after renaming the admin folder?
Somebody please help me.


Rename it back?

It’s likely there’s a config file, .htaccess file, or database settings which are still expecting the old folder name. If you don’t want to change those, then change the folder back.

Thanks for the reply.

I tried to change it back to the folder but the server tells me “you can’t enter the admin panel until you have renamed the admin folder”.

So I think I must rename the admin folder. If I should make some other changes so that I can visit the admin panel, please assist me.

The site opens well but I can’t edit it since I can’t go to the control panel.


If the server tells you to rename the admin panel, I think you should rename the admin panel.


I think you have to finish the job for me.I have renamed the admin folder and the code looks like this:

The map is zencart/admin/includes/configure.php

define(‘DIR_WS_ADMIN’, ‘/zencart/my_new_name/’); for illustration
define(‘DIR_WS_CATALOG’, ‘/zencart/’);
define(‘DIR_WS_HTTPS_ADMIN’, ‘/zencart/my_new_name/’);
define(‘DIR_WS_HTTPS_CATALOG’, ‘/zencart/’);

define(‘DIR_FS_ADMIN’, ‘D:/xampp/htdocs/zencart/my_new_name/’);
define(‘DIR_FS_CATALOG’, ‘D:/xampp/htdocs/zencart/’);

The following map: zencart/includes/configure.php: I have not changed anything here. I remember you said I make similar changes here to reflect the changes I have made at the admin sight.
What changes can I make here?

<?php /** * @package Configuration Settings circa 1.3.9 * @copyright Copyright 2003-2010 Zen Cart Development Team * @copyright Portions Copyright 2003 osCommerce * @license http://www.zen-cart.com/license/2_0.txt GNU Public License V2.0 * File Built by zc_install on 2011-12-17 02:07:48 */ /*************** NOTE: This file is similar, but DIFFERENT from the "admin" version of configure.php. ***********/ /*************** The 2 files should be kept separate and not used to overwrite each other. ***********/ // Define the webserver and path parameters // HTTP_SERVER is your Main webserver: eg-http://www.your_domain.com // HTTPS_SERVER is your Secure webserver: eg-https://www.your_domain.com define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://localhost'); define('HTTPS_SERVER', 'https://localhost'); // Use secure webserver for checkout procedure? define('ENABLE_SSL', 'false'); // NOTE: be sure to leave the trailing '/' at the end of these lines if you make changes! // * DIR_WS_* = Webserver directories (virtual/URL) // these paths are relative to top of your webspace ... (ie: under the public_html or httpdocs folder) define('DIR_WS_CATALOG', '/zencart/'); define('DIR_WS_HTTPS_CATALOG', '/zencart/'); define('DIR_WS_IMAGES', 'images/'); define('DIR_WS_INCLUDES', 'includes/'); define('DIR_WS_FUNCTIONS', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'functions/'); define('DIR_WS_CLASSES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'classes/'); define('DIR_WS_MODULES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'modules/'); define('DIR_WS_LANGUAGES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'languages/'); define('DIR_WS_DOWNLOAD_PUBLIC', DIR_WS_CATALOG . 'pub/'); define('DIR_WS_TEMPLATES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'templates/'); define('DIR_WS_PHPBB', '/'); // * DIR_FS_* = Filesystem directories (local/physical) //the following path is a COMPLETE path to your Zen Cart files. eg: /var/www/vhost/accountname/public_html/store/ define('DIR_FS_CATALOG', 'D:/xampp/htdocs/zencart/'); define('DIR_FS_DOWNLOAD', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'download/'); define('DIR_FS_DOWNLOAD_PUBLIC', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'pub/'); define('DIR_WS_UPLOADS', DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'uploads/'); define('DIR_FS_UPLOADS', DIR_FS_CATALOG . DIR_WS_UPLOADS); define('DIR_FS_EMAIL_TEMPLATES', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'email/'); // define our database connection define('DB_TYPE', 'mysql'); define('DB_PREFIX', ''); define('DB_SERVER', 'localhost'); define('DB_SERVER_USERNAME', 'root'); define('DB_SERVER_PASSWORD', ''); define('DB_DATABASE', 'root'); define('USE_PCONNECT', 'false'); define('STORE_SESSIONS', 'db'); // for STORE_SESSIONS, use 'db' for best support, or '' for file-based storage // The next 2 "defines" are for SQL cache support. // For SQL_CACHE_METHOD, you can select from: none, database, or file // If you choose "file", then you need to set the DIR_FS_SQL_CACHE to a directory where your apache // or webserver user has write privileges (chmod 666 or 777). We recommend using the "cache" folder inside the Zen Cart folder // ie: /path/to/your/webspace/public_html/zen/cache -- leave no trailing slash define('SQL_CACHE_METHOD', 'none'); define('DIR_FS_SQL_CACHE', 'D:/xampp/htdocs/zencart/cache'); Thanks a lot,