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When in logged in to my Drupal 7 install as the administrative user, I can't access the "Manage fields" or "Manage Display" for my custom content types.

I've tried all the following with no joy:

  • I've deactivated all my custom modules
  • I've given the admin user all permissions
  • I've flushed the cache, many, many times
  • Logged out and back in

I'm pretty sure I'm not using the hook_drupal_break hook anywhere!

I've got NO IDEA what I've done wrong. It used to work, but now I can't access it.

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Have you tried rebuilding permissions? /admin/reports/status/rebuild –  user842 Oct 17 '12 at 2:51
    
@nicoz No, I hadn't tried that. But now that I have I can say that it didn't work –  Coomie Oct 17 '12 at 2:59
    
You get access denied, or page not found? –  Gabor Szanto Oct 17 '12 at 3:02
    
@GaborSzanto /admin/structure/types/manage/%my_content_type%/fields shows the same as /admin/structure/types/manage/%my_content_type%/ –  Coomie Oct 17 '12 at 3:16
    
What does it mean, 'custom content types'? Are you add them via UI, or from some code? When you add a new content type from ui, is the problem still exists? –  Gabor Szanto Oct 17 '12 at 3:28
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I feel so stupid. But I'm leaving this answer so that the next person to have this same problem will save 3 days of development time:

The module that allows fields to be created on entities (nodes and user) is creatively call "Field".

But, that doesn't mean you'll have a UI to create/edit them. There is another creatively named module call "Field UI". If this modules isn't install AND enabled you won't have a user interface to edit your fields...

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