When installing Sitecore instance, I chose a wrong physical path but it was meant to be at a different location. I realized that I get 404 error when I moved whole Sitecore folder (Web and Data, but no data since we are using Azure SQ Server). I changed the physical path for Sitecore instance but it did not work well.

Ay thoughts?

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Change location of your Web folder on IIS and also update the path to a Data folder. It is configured via dataFolder variable. You can use patch file to udpate it:

<configuration xmlns:patch="http://www.sitecore.net/xmlconfig/">
    <sc.variable name="dataFolder">
      <patch:attribute name="value">/App_Data</patch:attribute>
  • Thanks for your reply! Can't I just update my Sitecore.config folder instead of making another patch file instead?
    – TestUser
    Commented Oct 12, 2018 at 6:14
  • Yes you can update Sitecore.config. However making a patch file is better in the long term. If you don't want to have lots of patch files, you can have just a single one with all your customisations. Commented Oct 12, 2018 at 6:24
  • Thanks a lot for your advice! I will keep that in mind. Upvoted for your kindness:)
    – TestUser
    Commented Oct 12, 2018 at 7:38
  • I am afraid I might be missing something, although Sitecore works very fine after moving whole files to another path.
    – TestUser
    Commented Oct 12, 2018 at 7:38
  • If you afraid that something still does not work, check the log files for any errors. Commented Oct 12, 2018 at 7:44

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