I cannot access the People page. There is no error message. If I click on People in the menu bar, the Administration home page is shown.


The other Administration pages are accessible.


Similarly, if I click on Permissions for any module, I get the Administration home page; not the Administration > People page.

The User module is enabled. I am logged-in as user #1.

I have checked the .htaccess file and do not see anything that would cause a problem.

I have tried disabling the handful of modules I have added.

What should I do next?

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    I would check aliases to see if there is an entry for "admin/people" that isn't pointing to where it should be. Dec 16, 2012 at 5:17
  • OP says he's logged in to user 1.
    – AKS
    Dec 16, 2012 at 13:44
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    In the URL, if I replace /admin/people with /?q=admin/people, then I CAN access the people page. I found no errors in the access logs. I have not created any aliases. Still searching for where aliases may be lurking.
    – bigtango
    Dec 16, 2012 at 19:21
  • @bigtango could you edit your last comment into question's body?
    – Mołot
    Jun 24, 2013 at 6:33

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I'm not sure 100% if my solution will solve your issue or not but give it a try

first set base url in settings.php

$base_url = 'http://baseurl.com/Drupal/htdocs';

then check if clean urls enabled from


just in case try to clear Drupal cache from

  • I have tried a fresh drupal install with no modifications, no additions. Same result, the admin/people page does not display but the ?q=admin/people page does display. The People page is the only Administration page that is not working properly. I have tried editing default.settings.php as well as sites.php. This may have everything to do with this being a temporary development URL. I'll keep trying and post the solution once I find it.
    – bigtango
    Dec 17, 2012 at 17:45
  • just curious to know if you tried to create content types, views or change any configurations in the config page!!
    – Aboodred1
    Dec 17, 2012 at 17:52
  • no, no changes to the config page.
    – bigtango
    Dec 26, 2012 at 20:03

I had the same error with PHP 7.1. Updated to the latest version of PHP and it worked!

Solution: upgrade your PHP.

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