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I move the website to another domain on the same server, by copying all files to the other domain's folder. When I visit the new domain the install.php appears. Trying to navigate to another page like /user/login redirects to the installer as well.

I don't think I need to change database settings because it's on the same server.

Any ideas why?

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When install appears on a site that you expect to be fully installed, the problem is usually with the file settings.php (in the sites/default/ directory).

It may be missing in action, not visible to the web server user, or unable to establish the credentials to connect to the site's database.

  • Thanks, that did it. sites/default had no write permissions, so my copy failed there. – Δασρακελ Apr 21 '13 at 21:22
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As Gisle said problem looks with settings.php either it has not been created or your web server has not permissions to read it,check under sites/default directory. If its not there then just copy the default settings.php and change database settings as your current database details. As a gentle reminder ensure you have .htaccess file in your drupal root directory if your server is linux based , this file will be hidden.

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